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My username[edit]

For those who wonder, especially those more used to British-English usage, Randy does not reflect on my physiological state but is short for Miranda. Of course, I'm not a kitten and Miranda is not my name :-) The original Randykitty lived a full (cat-)life of 20 years during which she spread a lot of joy.

Editing interests[edit]

My editing interests are rather broad, but I currently spend most of my time editing articles on academic journals. A secondary interest are biographies of scientists, especially neuroscientists. I also regularly spend some time on new page patrol (and there, of course, encounter a wider variety of articles). If your interests are similar, you may find some potentially useful links below.

Editing philosophy[edit]

  • Notability: Not everything that is worthy is also notable, and the other way around. If there exist no good sources on a subject, then it should not have an article on Wikipedia. Even if sources exist, an article is still not justified if there is no encyclopedic information. For instance, if all we can say about a certain person is that she likes coffee and cookies, sings hymns, and lived a long time, then any useful information is better contained in a list.
  • Be brief. Don't use 300 words if you can say the same thing in 30. This is not about removing information, this is about presenting information.
  • Not everything that can be sourced merits inclusion. Don't include trivial stuff, this is an encyclopedia, not Facebook. Even if, for example, we would have sourced information that Einstein preferred his coffee with two lumps of sugar, that is not encyclopedic information that in any way increases our understanding of him. This means that existing text often needs pruning and rewriting.
  • Wikipedia is not a vehicle for promoting your company/journal/band/etc. Articles should be encyclopedic, meaning that articles should be presented in a neutral way. Words such as "famous", "renowned", "foremost", etc. rarely have a place in an encyclopedic article. Hence, our Einstein article starts with "Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist", not "Albert Einstein was the most famous scientist ever", even though one certainly will be able to find reliable sources saying so.
  • Deletion/Inclusion. I don't see myself as an inclusionist or a deletionist. Everything depends on the sources. If there are good sources, then an article should be written, even if our personal feeling would be that the subject is utterly trivial. If there are no good sources, then an article should be deleted (or, even better, should never even be created), even if our personal feeling would be that this is a subject of the utmost importance. We report what sources find notable, not what we find notable.


  • My Ph.D. supervisor often remarked that only very few people are capable of "clean thinking", meaning applying logic uncontaminated by emotions and preconceived notions. I think he was right and, as in Real Life, this is often demonstrated during discussions on WP. Nonetheless, WP works...

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Journal resources[edit]


My wikistress level
  • ATLA journal listings; to cite: <ref name=ATLA>{{cite web |url= |title=Title and Product Update Lists |publisher=[[American Theological Library Association]] |work=[[ATLA Religion Database]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • CAB Abstracts coverage list; to cite: <ref name= CABAB>{{cite web |url= |title=Serials cited |work=[[CAB Abstracts]] |publisher=[[CABI (organisation)|CABI]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • CASSI (CODEN, ISSN, journal abbreviations); to cite: <ref name=CASSI>{{cite web |url= |title=CAS Source Index |publisher=[[American Chemical Society]] |work=[[Chemical Abstracts Service]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • CINAHL coverage list; to cite: <ref name=CINAHL>{{cite web |url= |title=CINAHL Complete Database Coverage List |publisher=[[EBSCO Information Services]] |work=[[CINAHL]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • EBSCO coverage lists
  • Embase coverage lists; to cite: <ref name=Embase>{{cite web |url= |title=Journal titles covered in Embase |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Embase |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities: Inclusion criteria (ESF page)
  • GEOBASE source list; to cite: <ref name=GEOBASE>{{cite web |url= |title=Content/Database Overview - GEOBASE Source List|publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Engineering Village |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • EI/Compendex source list; to cite: <ref name=Compendex>{{cite web |url= |title=Content/Database Overview - Compendex Source List |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Engineering Village |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • Infobox journal
  • Infobox magazine
  • Inspec list of journals covered; to cite: <ref name=Inspec>{{cite web |url= |title=Inspec list of journals |format=[[PDF]] |publisher=[[Institution of Engineering and Technology (professional society)|Institution of Engineering and Technology]] |work=Inspec |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • ISI (Thomson-Reuters) Master journal list; to cite: <ref name=ISI>{{cite web |url= |title=Master Journal List |publisher=[[Thomson Reuters]] |work=Intellectual Property & Science |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • ISI (Thomson-Reuters) Journal Coverage Changes (last 12 months)
  • ISO List of Title Word Abbreviations
  • JCR: According to the ''[[Journal Citation Reports]]'', the journal has a 2013 [[impact factor]] of 0.506.<ref name=WoS>{{cite book |year=2014 |chapter=JOURNALNAME |title=2013 [[Journal Citation Reports]] |publisher=[[Thomson Reuters]] |edition=Science |series=[[Web of Science]]}}</ref>
  • JCR with ranking: According to the ''[[Journal Citation Reports]]'', the journal has a 2013 [[impact factor]] of 0.506, ranking it xxth out of xxx journals in the category "CATEGORY".<ref name=WoS>{{cite book |year=2014 |chapter=Journals Ranked by Impact: CATEGORYNAME |title=2013 [[Journal Citation Reports]] |publisher=[[Thomson Reuters]] |edition=Science |series=[[Web of Science]]}}</ref>
  • Library of Congress, reference to catalog record (LC Catalog): <ref name=LC>{{cite web |url= HERE |title=JOURNALNAME |work=Library of Congress Catalog |publisher=[[Library of Congress]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • MEDLINE, reference for inclusion (NLM Catalog): <ref name=MEDLINE>{{cite web |url= ID here |title=JOURNALNAME |work=NLM Catalog |publisher=[[National Center for Biotechnology Information]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • Wikipedia:Notability (academic journals)
  • ProQuest databases are not selective according to Jeffrey Beall
  • PsycINFO journal coverage, reference for inclusion: <ref>{{citation |url= |publisher=[[American Psychological Association]] |title=PsychINFO Journal Coverage |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • Sources for journal title abbreviations
  • Scopus coverage lists; to cite: <ref name=Scopus>{{cite web |url= |title=Content overview |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Scopus |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>
  • WikiProject Journals template
  • Zentralblatt MATH title list; to cite: <ref name=MATH>{{cite web |url= |title=Serials Database |publisher=[[Springer Science+Business Media]] |work=[[Zentralblatt MATH]] |accessdate=2015-04-26}}</ref>


General PROD message for newly established journals: Non-notable new journal. Not indexed in any ''selective'' databases, no independent sources. Does not meet [[WP:NJournals]] or [[WP:GNG]].

Examples of particular journals[edit]

Citing sources from JSTOR and HighBeam[edit]

Example for JSTOR[edit]

  • <ref>{{cite journal |last=Ziff |first=David |title=Fourth Amendment Limitations on the Execution of Computer Searches Conducted Pursuant to a Warrant |journal=[[Columbia Law Review]] |accessdate=14 April 2014 |volume=105 |issue=3 |pages=841–872 |url= |date=April 2005 |subscription=yes |via=[[JSTOR]]}}</ref>

Example for HighBeam[edit]

  • <ref>{{Cite news |last= Brunt |first= Jonathan |title= Solidly GOP District Seeing Spirited Race; Shea's Views Seem to Provide Opening for Biviano |newspaper= [[The Spokesman-Review]] |subscription= yes |via=[[HighBeam Research]] |accessdate= February 10, 2014 |date= October 13, 2012 |url= http://www.highbeam/doc/1P2-33774539.html}}</ref>


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Articles that I have started[edit]

(excluding redirects, disambiguation pages, and contributions to Wikispecies, Wikidata, and other language wikis)

  1. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
  2. Acta Neurologica Belgica
  3. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
  4. Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research
  5. Alexander Cools
  6. Alzheimers Research & Therapy
  7. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  8. Anubias gilletii
  9. Archives Italiennes de Biologie
  10. ASN Neuro
  11. Behavioural Pharmacology (journal)
  12. Bipolar Disorders (journal)
  13. Brain Stimulation (journal)
  14. Brain Structure and Function
  15. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
  16. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
  17. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
  18. Current Opinion in Neurology
  19. Developmental Neurobiology (journal)
  20. European Journal of Neurology
  21. Friedrich Vogel (human geneticist)
  22. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
  23. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering
  24. Glia (journal)
  25. Hans Ferdinand Linskens
  26. International Journal of Sensor Networks
  27. International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  28. Jan Cremer
  29. Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology
  30. Journal of Neurotrauma
  31. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience
  32. Learning & Behavior
  33. Learning & Memory
  34. Mathematical Biosciences
  35. Medicine Publishing
  36. Melly Oitzl
  37. Minosuke Hiroe
  38. Molecular Brain
  39. Molecular Pain
  40. Molecular Neurobiology
  41. Molecular Neurodegeneration
  42. Neural Plasticity (journal)
  43. Neurobiology of Disease
  44. Neuromolecular Medicine
  45. Neurotherapeutics
  46. Neurotoxicology and Teratology
  47. Optometry and Vision Science
  48. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
  49. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
  50. Physics Essays
  51. Progress in Brain Research
  52. Progress in Neurobiology
  53. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  54. Richard G. Morris
  55. Sleep (journal)
  56. Sleep Medicine Reviews
  57. Suman Sahai
  58. The Veliger
  59. Tropicos
  60. Zangeres Zonder Naam

Where have I been[edit]

Long term

(4.5 years or more):

France Germany The Netherlands United States

Short trip

(up to 3 weeks; excl.

airport stopovers):

Andorra Australia Austria Bahamas Brazil Canada Czech Republic Denmark East Germany Gibraltar Ireland Hungary Israel Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malaysia Mexico Norway Portugal Palestine Russia Singapore Spain Sint Maarten Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Vatican City

Australian provinces and territories:

New South Wales Northern Territories Queensland

Canadian provinces and territories:

Alberta British Columbia Ontario Nova Scotia Quebec

United Kingdom and dependencies

England Gibraltar Scotland

US states and


Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Kentucky Lousiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Montana New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Tennessee Utah Vermont Virginia Puerto Rico United States Virgin Islands Washington, D.C.