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My username


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 real name :-) The original (adorable) Randykitty lived a full (cat-)life of 20 years during which she spread a lot of joy around her. According to some, I'm not a kitten but "a Jeffrey Beall". In principle, I never confirm or deny any attempt at outing, whether on- or off-wiki. In this case I am making an exception. Beall edits under his own name (Jeffrey Beall) and I am not him.

Editing interests


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

  • 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.
  • Academic journals. Some thoughts on the notability of academic journals can be found here.




  • 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.
  • If I am in disagreement with an editor about including some trivial stuff in an article, the sooner they accuse me of being biased or pushing a certain POV, the more likely they are to be pushing a POV themselves. My POV is sourcing, sourcing, sourcing (and I hope that it is not necessary to specify that this sourcing should be independent of the subject).
  • A useful definition of discretionary sanctions is holy 'thou shall nots' issued on high by ARBCOM to deal with the worst shit shows of Wikipedia, giving licenses to admins to rain down holy fire on offenders without remorse. (Thanks, Headbomb).
  • My RFA standards.
  • My thoughts on WP:NJournals.

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Journal resources



My wikistress level
Recent changes in
WP:Academic Journals
List overview · Updated: 2016-12-02 (articles) · This box:
  • AGRICOLA list of journals covered; <ref name=AGRICOLA>{{cite web |url=https://agricola.nal.usda.gov/jia/ |title=Journals Indexed in AGRICOLA |publisher=[[United States National Agricultural Library]] |work=[[AGRICOLA]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Atla journal listings; <ref name=Atla>{{cite web |url=https://www.atla.com/products/titles/Pages/default.aspx |title=Title and Product Update Lists |publisher=[[American Theological Library Association]] |work=[[ATLA Religion Database]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Jeffrey Beall's list of predatory publishers (references: <ref>{{cite web |url=http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ |title=LIST OF PUBLISHERS |work=Scholarly Open Access |last1=Beall |first1=Jeffrey |authorlink=Jeffrey Beall |access-date=2016-09-21 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20170111172306/https://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ |archivedate=2017-01-11}}</ref>) and standalone journals (archive 2017-01-11)
  • CAB Abstracts coverage list; <ref name=CABAB>{{cite web |url=http://www.cabi.org/publishing-products/online-information-resources/cab-abstracts/ |title=Serials cited |work=[[CAB Abstracts]] |publisher=[[CABI (organisation)|CABI]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Cabells' Predatory Reports, access via WP library.
  • CASSI (CODEN, ISSN, journal abbreviations); <ref name=CASSI>{{cite web |url=http://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp |title=CAS Source Index |publisher=[[American Chemical Society]] |work=[[Chemical Abstracts Service]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • CINAHL coverage list; <ref name=CINAHL>{{cite web |url=https://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/cinahl-databases/cinahl-complete |title=CINAHL Complete Database Coverage List |publisher=[[EBSCO Information Services]] |work=[[CINAHL]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ has significantly cleaned up and can be used as an RS that a particular journal is not predatory; <ref name=DOAJ>{{cite web |url=https://doaj.org/toc/eISSN-HERE |title=JOURNALNAME |publisher=[[Directory of Open Access Journals]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • EBSCO Information Services coverage lists
  • EconLit list of journals covered; <ref name=EconLit>{{cite web |title=Journals Indexed |url=https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/journal_list.php |website=EconLit |publisher=American Economic Association |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Ei Compendex source list; <ref name=Compendex>{{cite web |url=https://www.elsevier.com/products/engineering-village/databases/compendex |title=Content/Database Overview - Compendex Source List |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Engineering Village |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Embase coverage lists; <ref name=Embase>{{cite web |url=http://www.elsevier.com/solutions/embase/coverage |title=Embase Coverage |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Embase |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities: Non-selective inclusion criteria (ESF page)
  • GEOBASE source list; <ref name=GEOBASE>{{cite web |url=http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/engineering-village/contentdatabase-overview |title=Content/Database Overview - GEOBASE Source List |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Engineering Village |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Infobox journal
  • Infobox magazine
  • Inspec list of journals covered; <ref name=Inspec>{{cite web |url=https://www.theiet.org/media/9829/inspec-active-journals.pdf |title=Inspec list of journals |publisher=[[Institution of Engineering and Technology]] |work=Inspec |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • ISI (Clarivate) Master journal list; <ref name=ISI>{{cite web |url=http://mjl.clarivate.com/ |title=Web of Science Master Journal List |publisher=[[Clarivate]] |work=Intellectual Property & Science |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • ISI (Clarivate) Journal Coverage Changes (last 12 months)
  • ISO List of Title Word Abbreviations
  • JCR: According to the ''[[Journal Citation Reports]]'', the journal has a 2023 [[impact factor]] of x.x.<ref name=WoS>{{cite book |year=2024 |chapter=JOURNALNAME |title=2023 Journal Citation Reports |publisher=[[Clarivate]] |edition=Science OR Social Sciences OR Emerging Sources OR Arts and Humanities |via=[[Web of Science]] |title-link=Journal Citation Reports}}</ref>
  • JCR with ranking: According to the ''[[Journal Citation Reports]]'', the journal has a 2023 [[impact factor]] of x.x, ranking it xxth out of xxx journals in the category "CATEGORY". ref same as above
  • JournalGuide: maintains white- and blacklists of journals and lists reliable databases in which journals are listed
  • Library of Congress, reference to catalog record (LC Catalog): <ref name=LC>{{cite web |url=http://lccn.loc.gov/LCCN HERE |title=JOURNALNAME |work=Library of Congress Catalog |publisher=[[Library of Congress]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • MathSciNet, lookup journal URL here; <ref name=MathSciNet>{{cite web |url=https://mathscinet.ams.org/dmr/JournalListX.html -replace X with first letter of journalname |title=JOURNALNAME |publisher=[[American Mathematical Society]] |work=[[MathSciNet]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • MEDLINE, reference for inclusion (NLM Catalog): <ref name=MEDLINE>{{cite web |url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/NLM ID here |title=JOURNALNAME |work=NLM Catalog |publisher=[[National Center for Biotechnology Information]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals: lists indexing services for most journals (link to search for indexing info); <ref name=MIAR>{{cite MIAR |title=JOURNALNAME |issn=ISSN-HERE |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • NJournals; Thoughts on NJournals
  • Philosopher's Index, inclusion criteria (not selective) and journal lists
  • ProQuest databases are not selective according to Jeffrey Beall
  • PsycINFO journal coverage, <ref name=PsycINFO>{{cite web |url=http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycinfo/coverage.aspx |publisher=[[American Psychological Association]] |title=PsycINFO Journal Coverage |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Scopus coverage lists; Scopus discontinued sources list; Search Scopus sourceID <ref name=Scopus>{{cite web |url=https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/Scopus sourceID here |title=Source details: JOURNALNAME |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Scopus Preview |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>
  • Sources for journal title abbreviations
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory aims to be all inclusive.
  • WikiProject Journals template
  • zbMATH Open title search; <ref name=MATH>{{cite web |url=https://zbmath.org/serials/zb ID here |title=JOURNALNAME |publisher=[[Springer Science+Business Media]] |work=[[zbMATH Open]] |access-date=2024-07-22}}</ref>

Journal article writing guide

  • Writing guide: [[WP:JWG]]
  • Handy shortcuts:
  • Editing journal articles with a COI: [[WP:JWG/COI]]
  • What to include: [[WP:JWG/YES]]
  • What not to include: [[WP:JWG/NO]]



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

Examples of particular journals



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Pages deleted 18006
Revisions deleted 138
Pages restored 182
Pages protected 244
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Articles that I have started


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

  1. Acta Medica Mediterranea
  2. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
  3. Acta Neurochirurgica
  4. Acta Neurologica Belgica
  5. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
  6. Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research
  7. Alexander Cools
  8. Alzheimers Research & Therapy
  9. American Journal of Neuroradiology
  10. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  11. Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry
  12. Anubias gilletii
  13. Anubias hastifolia
  14. Anubias pynaertii
  15. Archives Italiennes de Biologie
  16. Arie de Graaf
  17. Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
  18. ASN Neuro
  19. Behavioural Pharmacology (journal)
  20. Biosemiotics (journal)
  21. Bipolar Disorders (journal)
  22. Brain and Behavior
  23. Brain Stimulation (journal)
  24. Brain Structure and Function
  25. Brian M. Lucey
  26. Carmen Sandi
  27. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
  28. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  29. Chinese Chemical Letters
  30. Christy Holland
  31. Clinical Autonomic Research
  32. Clinical Practice
  33. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
  34. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
  35. Communication Research Reports
  36. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
  37. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
  38. Current Opinion in Neurology
  39. Current Pediatric Research (Deleted)
  40. Developmental Neurobiology (journal)
  41. Economic History of Developing Regions
  42. Educational Research and Evaluation
  43. European Journal of Neurology
  44. Food, Culture & Society
  45. Friedrich Vogel (human geneticist)
  46. Fritz Lukoschus
  47. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
  48. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering
  49. Genes & Diseases
  50. Glia (journal)
  51. Hallo Bandoeng
  52. Hans Ferdinand Linskens
  53. Heliyon
  54. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  55. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences
  56. International Journal of Sensor Networks
  57. International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  58. Jan Cremer
  59. John Aggleton
  60. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  61. Journal of Ginseng Research
  62. Journal of Institutional Economics
  63. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice
  64. Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology
  65. Journal of Neurotrauma
  66. Journal of Operations Management
  67. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience
  68. Journal of Systematics and Evolution
  69. Karla Kaun
  70. Learning & Behavior
  71. Learning & Memory
  72. Libri
  73. Louis van de Laar
  74. Mathematical Biosciences
  75. Medicine Publishing
  76. Melly Oitzl
  77. Minosuke Hiroe
  78. Molecular Brain
  79. Molecular Neurobiology (journal)
  80. Molecular Neurodegeneration
  81. Molecular Pain
  82. Nancy Zahniser
  83. Neural Plasticity (journal)
  84. Neurobiology of Disease
  85. Neurobiology of Stress
  86. Neurochirurgie
  87. Neuromolecular Medicine
  88. Neurotherapeutics
  89. Neurotoxicology and Teratology
  90. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  91. Optometry and Vision Science
  92. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
  93. Oscar van Hemel
  94. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
  95. Physics Essays
  96. Prime Scholars
  97. Progress in Brain Research
  98. Progress in Neurobiology
  99. Rainer Spanagel
  100. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  101. Research Evaluation (journal)
  102. Research in Sports Medicine
  103. Restauration Ecology (journal)
  104. Richard F. Thompson
  105. Richard G. Morris
  106. Rodriguésia (journal)
  107. RUSI Journal
  108. Science Immunology
  109. Serials Review
  110. Sleep (journal)
  111. Sleep Medicine Reviews
  112. Society for Economic Botany
  113. Suman Sahai
  114. Taxon (journal)
  115. The Veliger
  116. Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis
  117. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
  118. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
  119. Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis
  120. Tropicos
  121. Turkish Journal of Chemistry
  122. William E. Skaggs
  123. Zangeres Zonder Naam
  124. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins
  125. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

Where have I been

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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 Finland Gibraltar Ireland Hungary Israel Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malaysia Mexico Norway Portugal Palestine Russia Singapore Spain Sint Maarten Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Vatican City

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United Kingdom and dependencies

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