User talk:Randykitty

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CAB Abstracts coverage[edit]

Here is a link and formatted ref for your list if you like for CAB Abstracts

  • CAB Abstracts coverage list; to cite: <ref name= CABAB>{{cite web |url= |title= Serials cited |work= [[CAB Abstracts]] |publisher= [[CABI (organisation)|CABI]] |accessdate=2014-12-26}}</ref>

Thanks for all your contributions. - - MrBill3 (talk) 23:41, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

You've probably already figured out a couple of clicks and you can check other CABI databases ie:Global Health and the tweaks for the ref are minor. Where are you getting the impact factors? - - MrBill3 (talk) 14:32, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
If it's a decent publisher (i.e., not a predatory one), I just take it from their website and source it to the JCR. I have yet to see Springer, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and such to make a mistake. Some journals don't list their IF and in that case I get it directly from the JCR itself (I have access to a lot of databases and journals). --Randykitty (talk) 14:36, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
I had seen you add IF for some I couldn't find on journal or publisher sites. I suspected you had access to JCR. I have a few databases at my disposal. If you could let me know which are most useful for finding info on journals that would be appreciated. Also any tips for finding sources on journals would be great. For the most part whenever I search a journal title I get the content of the journal. Thanks for some clear and specific ES's that have helped me out a lot. Thanks for the user rights too. Does this mean I can set has rationale to yes on images I upload, or should I let others do that? Best. - - MrBill3 (talk) 08:46, 15 December 2014 (UTC)cmt
To start with the latter, I think anyone can set "has rationale" to yes, but in any case, you should be able to do it now. There are rarely any sources for journals. Occasionally, a new journal gets reviewed in the Times Higher Education (for example, Genes, Brain and Behavior) or Nature (journal), which are great sources, but those are exceptions. Ironically, we often have good sources if the journal is low quality or commits an error (for example: Social Text or OMICS Publishing Group). That's why most articles on journals remain rather bare-bones, because all we can use is their own website and indexing info. --Randykitty (talk) 08:58, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────So I am guessing Web of Science isn't an abstracting/indexing service and that is why you have deleted it a couple of places? - - MrBill3 (talk) 11:13, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Indeed, it isn't. It's an access portal to several (important) services (Science Citation Index, JCR, and others), but it is not an index in and of itself. Any journal that is in one of its constituent databases will be in WoS, so it is better to cite those individual databases. Same goes for SciSearch, which is a platform to access the SCI, but not an indexing service in itself. --Randykitty (talk) 18:59, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
So what do you think of listing Academic Search and Academic OneFile? While not highly selective, listing them may be useful to readers attempting to locate content of the journal. Thanks again for all your help. - - MrBill3 (talk) 04:18, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, I usually leave in any serious database, selective or not, except those that are rather trivial, such as Google Scholar or DOAJ. I don't list PubMed for a journal that only gets into that because of being listed in PubMed Central, just like I don't list Web of Science if a journal is in one of its constituent databases. Hope this makes sense. --Randykitty (talk) 10:41, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
That does make sense. I am still figuring out which databases are serious and how many of the CABI databases to list (I am going with CAB Abstracts, Global Health and the Tropical Diseases Bulletin for now.
I was wondering about a source for a cover image. The image for the Journal of Infectious Diseases is small and grainy, a better image is available here but I don't know if it is OK to use this website as a source for an image on WP. Many thanks. - - MrBill3 (talk) 17:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
The problem here would be to know whether the image at is legit or a copyvio... I'm not sure we could use it under fair use if they have it as a copyvio. Perhaps you can ask at the helpdesk, this is beyond my (rather scant) copyright knowledge... --Randykitty (talk) 00:03, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Robert S. Nelsen Wiki page[edit]

Hi Randykitty, This is in reference to the following link: I have made several edits. Can you please review and let me know if you can remove the over linked banner on top? If not, can you please fix the page as I am relatively new to Wikipedia and learning as I'm going. Thank you in anticipation. TrueBRONC (talk) 14:48, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, just had another look at it and it is still heavily overlinked. We link a specific term only once, not each time it occurs in the text. And common English terms (like English, vice president, and such) should rarely be linked, either. There's a fine balance between having sufficient wikilinks and overlinking... --Randykitty (talk) 14:20, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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Research bible[edit]

A new account recently created the page Research bible. Does it look notable to you, given your expertise in scientific journal-related topics? Everymorning talk 00:22, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Never mind, I see you deleted it. Everymorning talk 00:34, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I just deleted it as a copyvio. I didn't really look into it to see whether it was notable. However, when I read their "about" page, that all sounds kind of fishy... Thanks for bringing this to my attention. --Randykitty (talk) 00:37, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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Sunil Kumar Verma Wiki page[edit]

Hello Randykitty, just wanted you to get noticed re creation of Sunil Kumar Verma Page, Earlier this year after thorough discussion you deleted that page. I can post whole discussion if you want to have a look, its in my profile pages. However, regardless of anything the article is recreated. The subject is not famous to be published on wikipedia, would you please address this issue. I personally think that its not a good idea to start discussion on same topic again, by giving same reason and raising same points. Merry X mas:) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Inder neal (talkcontribs) 06:13, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, I remember this case and just spent half an hour going through the (tortured) history. The article has been re-written, so it is not eligible for speedy deletion as a re-creation of a deleted article. As it already has been at AfD once, you cannot PROD it either, but if you think that the modifications are not sufficient to get it over the bar for notability, you can take it to AfD again. --Randykitty (talk) 11:14, 25 December 2014 (UTC)