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Amazing Science Stories[edit]

A magazine with only two issues? Does this need an article? Harizotoh9 (talk) 21:35, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

It does not appear to meet any of the guidelines for notability at WP:NPERIODICAL. I would say it should be moved under the Publisher's page, but that doesn't have an entry nor does the editor. Jaldous1 (talk) 15:11, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Deletion then? Harizotoh9 (talk) 12:27, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Raze (magazine)[edit]

I've sent Raze magazine to AfD, not quite sure how to add it to the AfD list for this project. Govvy (talk) 15:04, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact[edit]

User:Mike Christie is not allowing an infobox because it is "misleading to list only current values when the most important information relates to 1930s to 1970s". Is this correct? Should most of the history go on its own page to focus on the current publication? It has changed ownership a few times but has never had a pause in publication longer then six months since 1930. JonathanDP81 (talk | contribs) 04:29, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

I don't own the article, but I did remove the infobox. I'd rather not split the article - it's not too long as it stands, and it passed WP:FAC in its current form. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 08:31, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Nargis magazine[edit]

Was wondering if anyone from this WikiProject might be able to take a look at and assess Nargis magazine. Newly created by a new editor who added it directly to the mainspace; so, there was no AfC review to vet any issues. This could be a case of COI or undisclosed paid editing as well. If kept, the article might be better off WP:MOVEd to Nargis (magazine) and the titled italicized since that appears to be the convention for articles about magazines. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:41, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Source for publication years?[edit]

Hi - I am contemplating creating an article for Basketball Digest magazine and am wondering if anyone knows of a source for magazine publication dates? I cannot determine when the magazine ceased publication (the first issue was November, 1973). There may be other magazines I’d like to work on, so if anyone has a good general resource for publication dates I’d be interested to know. Thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 14:19, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

I have Frank Luther Mott's A History of American Magazines, which is useful up to 1930. After that date I don't know of a general resource. Science fiction magazines are well covered by the ISFDB, and I can probably dig up resources for non-sf pulp magazines through about the mid-1950s. You could try to find libraries holding copies and see what their holdings are, though you couldn't be sure the listings were completed. Before about 1978 you can also find copyright renewals which will at least give you listings of some of the issues. Another approach is to search ebay for "basketball digest" (including the quotes); you can see the individual issues for sale that way and sometimes it's pretty easy to work out what issues appeared in a year. That's not an RS for our purposes, but you can cite the individual issues as sources for their own existence.
Not what you were asking, but you might find the issue grids I use for magazine articles useful to display the publication history; see Venture Science Fiction for an example, and Planet Stories for a more complicated one. For long tables I usually start them collapsed; see Analog Science Fiction and Fact for an example. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:44, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out![edit]

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)