Talk:Astronomy & Geophysics

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Notable articles[edit]

There is a section on notable articles. What makes an article notable? It would be useful to have an explanation in this section. Is it highly cited? Or influence in the field? Alexbateman (talk) 10:55, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest in this article and the "Notable articles" section. The articles in this section of the Wikipedia article are articles which have been highlighted by this journal on its home page, here. These are in a notable articles section simply because the journal has emphasized these articles, on the home page.---- Steve Quinn (talk) 17:31, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Also, for example, Universe or multiverse? by Bernard Carr and George Ellis has been cited by 48 other scientific works (here). Here is a quote from the article which explains the basis of the article : "It should be stressed at the outset that physicists are polarized about the notion of a multiverse. The title of this article is taken from a recent book (Carr 2007), which is based on three recent conferences on the topic, with contributions from many eminent researchers in the field. The question mark in the title indicates their broad range of attitudes to the multiverse proposal – from strong support through open-minded agnosticism to strong opposition. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the idea has become increasingly popular in recent years." ---- Steve Quinn (talk) 17:50, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
OK. I think it would be good to explain that in the article. Something like:

The following articles have been selected by the Editors of the journal as of particularly high interest and have been highlighted on the journal's website.

That way as a reader I can better understand what made them notable. Thanks. (talk) 08:57, 20 August 2010 (UTC)