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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.

Democracy & Nature[edit]

A few SPA/COI editors are arguing here that this article does not need to adhere to our writing guide (notably the inclusion of lists of the editorial board and contributors), because there exist some articles on other magazines/journals that should be cleaned first. The situation has spilled over to ANI (at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#COI editing and personal attacks on Democracy & Nature and Talk:Democracy & Nature), where it has hardly received any attention except from the involved parties). Some independent knowledgeable eyes would be welcome. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Randykitty (talkcontribs) 12:14, 8 September 2015‎

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education[edit]

Can someone please help me expand The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education? Seems like an important journal, but please help me find more references. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:39, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Asia-pacific Journal of Cancer Therapeutics[edit]

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The article Asia-pacific Journal of Cancer Therapeutics has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

(Unrealised) journal, failing WP:GNG. There's only one non-Wikipedia-mirror site that mentions this journal, but I doubt it passes WP:RS and it seems to have been written by the journal staff itself. It appears that this was a journal in the making in 2008, but hasn't taken off ever since, so maybe also a WP:TOOSOON. Seeing that the latest edit was in 2012, I doubt that the article will be improved in the future.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. HyperGaruda (talk) 22:13, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to make an WP:NJOURNAL summary a sub-section of WP:NMEDIA[edit]

Please comment at Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(media)#Introducing_notability_criteria_for_academic_journals. I expect that this is noncontroversial and an obvious next step in confirming the usefulness of WP:NJOURNAL. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:28, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Attempt to Move Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists[edit]

I am the Communications Assistant at Speech-Language and Audiology Canada. Our Wikipedia page has been flagged as part of the WikiProject Academic Journals. I would like to move this page, as it is currently under our old name. The association was previously called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, but it is now called Speech-Language and Audiology Canada.[1] Please let me know what steps I need to take to move this page. Currently, the talk page is locked for me. I believe this is because I'm not participating in the WikiProject. Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks.

SAC OAC (talk) 14:52, 4 January 2016 (UTC)SAC OAC

Hello, SAC OAC. WikiProject participation has no impact on whether you are able to edit a talk page, and I don't see any reason why you would be unable to comment there. Anyway, I will move the article for you. Cordless Larry (talk) 17:06, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Cordless Larry! SAC OAC (talk)


Since there's currently in a bug with RFD in the Article alerts, here's a notice of that discussion. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 14:27, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

WP:JCW -- Citation density[edit]

I recently implemented (don't ask how the sausage was made) a 'citation density' (CD) column in our existing WP:JCW listings. It's defined as # of citations to the journal / # of Wikipedia pages the journal is cited in. I'm not sure if it's going to be of any use, but I figured I'd implement it to see if we have some trends. The CD seems to range between 1 (minimum possible value = every citation on a different page) and 2 for most journals, but some like Lloyd's List go as high as 45 for highly specialized articles. On the other hand ,we also have Myconet with a CD of 1, and it's cited 2740 times! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 16:57, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Very quickly, doing some stats on the 1000 most popular journal (n = 1005), I found

  • CD only very, very, slightly correlates with popularity. On a graph of CD vs Rank (1-1000), I got a slope of -0.000374 CD/Rank (R2 = 0.0041).
  • Distribution of CD is heavily skewed towards lower values.
 %ile 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 95 99
CD 1.117 1.157 1.199 1.245 1.294 1.355 1.435 1.539 1.769 1.992 3.605

Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 17:30, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

WP:JCW update[edit]

Just to let you know, the compilation has recently been updated. I've cleaned up several entries related to PNAS and PLOS ONE, so it should make the two publications easier to dealt with in the future. I cleaned up others too, but there's too many to mention at this point. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 18:14, 25 January 2016 (UTC)


There's a discussion concerning this website/journal(s) at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine#WedMedCentral. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 23:52, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Academic Journals/Google H-Index[edit]

I just complied a list of the 100 most impactful journal according to Google's H-index. The list can be found in the link above.

We are missing entries on

Additionally, we are missing dedicated article on

Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 14:00, 11 February 2016 (UTC)