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Wikimania 2017[edit]

I will be making (assuming my proposal is accepted) a presentation on JCW at Wikimania 2017, in Montreal.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up! Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 12:56, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Draft:Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences - review requested[edit]

A user requested review at Draft:Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. I thought that I would notify this board. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:27, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. I tweaked it some, but it looks pretty good for a new article. Continues a century-old publication, so notability is a cinch. LeadSongDog come howl! 16:57, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Please help review a draft[edit]

Is Draft:Image Analysis & Stereology notable? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 11:30, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

LGTM. Published for 30 years, official journal of the relevant professional society, widely indexed, and has a Thomson impact factor. LeadSongDog come howl! 17:33, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Show "opencitations" in Infobox Journal ?[edit]

For those who have not yet run across it, there is an initative abroad to open up citation data, with WMF involvement, tied to the OpenCitations initiative. As this is now approaching the point where half of all academic publications have released citations under CC0, it may be about time to capture and display status for publications in an {{Infobox Journal}} parameter |opencitations=. This could be bot-populated fairly easily (see the FAQ for more.) Comments? LeadSongDog come howl! 17:38, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Academic Journals/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Academic Journals.

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Listing the editorial board dispute at philoSOPHIA[edit]

Please comment at Talk:philoSOPHIA. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 11:46, 3 June 2017 (UTC)


Please comment. This will possibly affect our writing guide at WP:JWG. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 04:39, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

WP:JWG#Landmark papers[edit]

I've added a section on how to deal with landmark papers to the guide. Feel free to refine the language. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 17:10, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

African Journal of Disability[edit]

Would an attempt to write an article about the African Journal of Disability - - be worthwhile or a waste of time? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 15:08, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

  • I'd say probably not--no impact factor, and only indexed in relatively obscure databases (not in Medline, for example). It seems to hinge on whether the following databases are selective as per NJOURNALS: DHET SA List, African Index Medicus, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Level 1, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO Host, GALE, CENGAGE Learning, ProQuest. DOAJ I know isn't selective, though I'm not sure about the rest. Everymorning (talk) 17:26, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Everymorning, do you think it could be ignored for a year or two while it acquires an impact factor and possibly builds a reputation? BTW look for it in sociology indexes rather than medical - only a small part of disability is about medicine, it's primarily a social sciences topic. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 22:04, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Bibliographies of academics[edit]

Although perhaps only tangential relevant to this project, people here might be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stanley Aronowitz bibliography, which bears on lists of academic books and journal articles. --Randykitty (talk) 21:17, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Zotero now has a Wikidata translator[edit]

Citation management tool Zotero now has two Wikidata translators. Not only does it read metadata from Wikidata items about works, so you can add them to your Zotero library, but it can export metadata in a format understood by QuickStatements, enabling users to more easily create Wikidata items about the works already in their Zotero libraries. Since Zotero can already read metadata about works from other websites, or data files such as BibTeX and COinS, it can now be used as an intermediary to import that data. See d:Wikidata:Zotero. The translator was developed at the recent WikiCite event in Vienna. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:06, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Caribbean Journal of International Relations & Diplomacy[edit]

This AfD was closed. I have requested a relist, so that editors knowledgeable about academic journals also can participate. --Randykitty (talk) 11:04, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Doesn't look like a relist is going to happen, so the AfD for this journal, that misses NJournals by a mile, has been closed "keep". I encourage editors here to increase their participation at journal-related AfDs (they are listed on the main project page). Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 15:00, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Women in Red's new initiative: #1day1woman[edit]

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Question about two new mathematics journals[edit]

A request for advice/guidance: my research field has recently seen the appearance of two new journals, the Journal of Combinatorial Algebra (published by the European Mathematical Society; indexed in MathSciNet; three issues have appeared) and Algebraic Combinatorics (to be published by the Centre Mersenne; no issues have yet appeared, but it has been the subject of an article in Inside Higher Ed). Both are obviously reputable institutions. I'm not a regular editor of Wikipedia articles about journals; do these (yet) meet the basic notability requirements for Wikipedia? If not, what's the usual time-frame for notability in this kind of situation?

Thanks, JBL (talk) 20:25, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Algebraic Combinatorics is an unusual case because of the press coverage; it might well pass WP:NJournals #3. But I'm skeptical whether Journal of Combinatorial Algebra is notable yet; inclusion in MathSciNet shows that it is legitimate (as does its sponsorship by EMS) but because MathSciNet indexes almost every legitimate mathematical journal I don't think it can be considered as the sort of selective index requested by NJournals #1. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:40, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Asking at WP:WPM for their input on those journals would help. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:07, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll put a pointer there back to this discussion. --JBL (talk) 21:11, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
I'd say that Algebraic Combinatorics merits an article, but I am also skeptical that Journal of Combinatorial Algebra does yet. I added the latter to the list of publications in the European Mathematical Society page, so that we have some record of it. Filling in that redlink at a later date, when the notability is unquestionable, ought to be easy enough. XOR'easter (talk) 15:13, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks David Eppstein and XOR'easter for your thoughts. Once AC has the standard data (DOI, ISSN, etc.) in place I'll try putting together an article, but I'll hold off on JCA. XOR'easter, thanks, that is a good idea. --JBL (talk) 21:39, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Frontiers in Public Health[edit]

A paid editor would like to add to the Allen Meadors article that he is an associate editor of a journal called Frontiers in Public Health. See the discussion here. It seems that the journal has 3,279 editors(!), 702 of whom are associate editors. Is it worth mentioning such a positon in a biographical article, given that the journal has so many editors? It hardly sounds like a selective position. Cordless Larry (talk) 21:23, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

What is the Manual of Style for Academic Journal pages?[edit]

Team is there a Manual of Style for Academic Journals? Can this be listed in main page. Also please advise if Infobox for Journals be added to the project page.--Wikishagnik (talk) 13:55, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Wikishagnik (talk · contribs). There isn't a manual of style, but we do have a writing guide located at WP:JWG. Was this what you were looking for? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 14:21, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
No, while What to include and what not to include might help those who have worked on articles of Academic Journal, a new editor like me would have a tough time organizing an article. Yes, articles as stubs would be OK, but would be bad in the long run, so yes, a Manual of Style would help a lot.--Wikishagnik (talk) 06:23, 17 August 2017 (UTC)


From many discussions at Wikimania, myself, DGG, and several others felt this infobox was a prime candidate for conversion to Wikidata. I've started a discussion at the link above. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:32, 17 August 2017 (UTC)


If you have comments, please make them. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:26, 17 August 2017 (UTC)