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The demography of journals

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

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Abstract

Demonstrates analogies between human population and journal communities; the concepts and methods of demography can be used in the description of the “sociology” of journals – which present a complicated, colourful picture. For illustration, samples of scientific journals published in the last century as well as current periodicals were selected. Demonstrates that political events influenced not only the “life” of periodicals dealing with or directly linked to politics and public affairs but, in certain cases, the publication of scientific journals, too. Also looks at the impact of the scientific community on the “demographic events” (splitting, reunification, etc.) of existing scientific journals.

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Citation

Zsindely, S. and Schubert, A. (1992), "The demography of journals", New Library World, Vol. 93 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002427

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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