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Notice of related discussion[edit]

Editors here may be interested in a discussion ongoing at Wikipedia_talk:Identifying_reliable_sources_(medicine)#Another_try_at_proposal_for_addition_for_identifying_possible_poor_journals.

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Those of you involved in writing for, editing, or publishing journals may be interested in ORCID. ORCID is an open system of identifiers for people - particularly researchers and the authors of academic papers; but also contributors to other works, not least Wikipedia editors. ORCIDs are a bit like ISBNs for books or DOIs for papers. You can register for one, free, at As well as including your ORCID in any works to which you contribute, you can include it in your user page using {{Authority control}} thus: {{Authority control|ORCID=0000-0001-5882-6823}} (that template can also include other identifies, such as VIAF and LCCN - there's an example on my user page). ORCID identifiers can also be added to biographical articles, either directly or via Wikidata. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:22, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Medical Science (journal)[edit]

An original new way of making people think you're a respectable journal: look for a respectable title that folded long ago and claim you're the continuation and tht your new journal actually was established back in the 50s... --Randykitty (talk) 12:08, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence[edit]

As of today, I am Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID. The role is described in Announcing ORCID's Wikipedian-in-Residence. Please let me know if I can assist you, in that or any other capacity. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:24, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine[edit]

I created an article on Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. The impact factor seems low, but the journal seems respectable enough. If anyone can improve the article, that would be appreciated. I first encountered the journal as a reference for Wobbly hedgehog syndrome. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 04:14, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Discussion on notability[edit]

I have started a discussion on the application of notability guidelines to academic journals at the Village Pump here. Opinions are welcome. --Randykitty (talk) 17:40, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets[edit]

Could other editors please look at International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets? I am not sure that the journal is notable. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 23:42, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Borderline at best. It's indexed in EconLit, which is not bad, but that is all. For me personally that is not enough. --Randykitty (talk) 12:44, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Journal of International Translational Medicine[edit]

Could other editors look at Journal of International Translational Medicine? I am not sure that it is notable. I converted another editor's speedy to a prod to allow time for others to look at the article. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 16:13, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

  • If I thought it was salvageable, I wouldn't have tagged it for CSD. Apart from promotional, it was a copyvio, too, but I thought G11 was enough so didn't bother with tagging it also as copyvio... I've added a prod2, it's absolutely not notable. --Randykitty (talk) 18:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Journal of Financial Studies[edit]

I accepted Journal of Financial Studies. I think it's notable, but if you feel it isn't, please tag the article accordingly. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 23:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

2013 impact factors[edit]

The new impact factors are online (if you have access to the JCR, but publishers usually update their websites quite rapidly). Please also update any references when updating IFs: many articles have the IF not only in the infobox, but also in the text. The publication year needs to be changed to 2014, the title to "2013 JCR". Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 07:36, 30 July 2014 (UTC)


There's an article to be written here. I've started it, but it could be expanded to a much better article, and likely get a WP:DYK from it if we work fast enough. Not sure about how feasible it is to take to GA (or even FA status), but this one has more potential than a lot of things under the umbrella of WP:JOURNALS. Just dropping by to let you know I'm planning on working on this one (plus member journals) over the next few days. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:27, 8 September 2014 (UTC)