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Add academic journals to WP:VITAL[edit]

SeeWikipedia talk:Vital articles/Level/4#Add: Academic journal + others for the dicussion. Please participate. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:39, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Participation is low so far. Comments would be very appreciated here. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:16, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Expansion of Academic journal[edit]

I recently expanded the academic journal article, adding information on history/growth. Sourcing seems spotty in parts, so extra eyes would be good. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:09, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

This could use more feedback. If you haven't commented, please do! Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 19:32, 27 June 2018 (UTC)


Please comment. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

2017 IFs[edit]

The 2017 IFs are online. I have edited the appropriate tracking categories and the infobox template accordingly. Headbomb, could you be so kind to check what I did, editing templates is not really my forte... Thanks! --Randykitty (talk) 15:02, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

@Randykitty: It's all fine. If you could update Wikipedia:WikiProject_Academic_Journals/Resources#Abstracting_and_indexing_databases_(with_some_preformatted_references) to make use of the modern information, that would be great. (Clarivate, rather than Thomson Reuters/ISI for instance). Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:05, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks. And  Done --Randykitty (talk) 15:37, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
I'd happily help to update the journal pages with the new IFs but sadly I don't have access to the official site to retrieve the info. Is there a pdf of the list of ISI journals with their new IFs somewhere, or can anybody extract this info from the website and put it on file? Gianvito Scaringi (talk) 15:37, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Here is the full list of the new Impact Factors, happy to share it!

Gianvito Scaringi (talk) 04:14, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Bot requests#Redirects of OMICS journals[edit]

If you have comments for this bot request I've made, please follow the link. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 04:39, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Medio Ambiente y Urbanización[edit]

This AfD could use the input of some knowledgeable editors (just re-listed with scant participation). Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 07:23, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Draft:AMIH (Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica)[edit]

Another editor created Draft:AMIH (Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica). Could an experienced editor please take a look at the draft? Eastmain (talkcontribs) 01:26, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

@Eastmain: Spitshined and moved to mainspace. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 04:38, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Journal of Public Affairs Education (journal)[edit]

This AfD could do with some more input from knowledgeable editors. Thanks! --Randykitty (talk) 08:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Draft:American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews[edit]

Another editor created Draft:American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews. I do not know whether the draft should be accepted. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 05:34, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

The indexes listed in the draft are not selective and do not pass WP:NJournals. But more seriously (as I also stated in an AfC comment) this publisher, eSciPub, is one that has been listed by Beall as predatory and we should not accept an article that doesn't mention anything about this problem. —David Eppstein (talk) 05:39, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I agree that the draft should not be accepted. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 11:16, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Behrooz Astaneh[edit]

The article about Behrooz Astaneh, the editor of the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, is at AfD. You may want to bvisit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Behrooz Astaneh. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 07:04, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

American Scientific Publishers, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, and Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology[edit]

Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is published by American Scientific Publishers, which is on Beall's list. Wikipedia has an article on the journal, but not the publishing company. I have tagged the journal article for notability, and would like to ask other editors whether it should go to AfD.

International Journal of Ecosystem is published by Scientific & Academic Publishing, which is also on Beall's list. No article for either one. Should a redirect be created for each of the publishing companies that would point to Predatory open-access publishing, or would that just be inviting litigation?

I first heard about the two journals through a draft biography for a Canadian academic that lists him as an editorial board member for the two journals. See Draft:Arzu_Sardarli. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 10:48, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology is another title published by American Scientific Publishers. It claims to be peer-reviewed, but if it is published by a predatory publisher, the article should be deleted. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 10:48, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

  • I ahve joined these two items as it concerns the same issue. Both journals are notable, because they are in highly-selective databases, such as the Science Citation Index, meaning that the experts who do the selection for those databases were satisfied that the peer-review processes of these journals is adequate. I checked their impact factors and even the rather high one of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology checks out. The only thing we can do is to cite the inclusion of the publisher on Beall's list, as we have done with some Pulsus journals, for example. As for the academic, he also proudly lists being on the board of the International Journal of Ecosystem (sic!). Insofar as non-notability can be proven, this goes a long way... As for the question about the redirect, that would pose a problem, I think. Probably best to leave it red-linked untill the time they do such stupid things that this would make them notable (like OMICS and Pulsus). --Randykitty (talk) 11:52, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Social Problems and WP:NACADEMIC[edit]

Two articles on editors-in-chief of Social Problems that I created (Becky Pettit and Pamela Anne Quiroz) have recently been tagged for notability by an IP. The IP's argument is that Social Problems is not a major enough journal to allow its editors-in-chief to meet WP:NACADEMIC#C8 (e.g. this edit summary). I wanted to see whether other editors agreed with this argument. IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 14:40, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Nonsense, that's a clear meet of NACADEMIC. I have removed the notability tags and put the articles on my watchlist. --Randykitty (talk) 15:00, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Archives of Scientific Psychology[edit]

I noticed that the page Archives of Scientific Psychology was accepted through AFC in 2012--before the first issue of the journal had even been published! The journal does not appear to meet NJOURNALS, as it has no impact factor and the databases it is indexed in don't seem selective enough (DOAJ and PsycInfo, for example). Do other editors think it is notable enough for an article? IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 17:00, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Current Opinion (Current Drugs)[edit]

One of our journal series / WP:SIA is at deletion, again. Please comment. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:17, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Mathematics Education Research Journal[edit]

Possibly of interest to this project: Draft:Mathematics Education Research Journal Eastmain (talkcontribs) 03:37, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

  • I've had it on my watchlist for a while now. Once I find a moment, I'll help the editor who created it. The journal meets NJournals (it is included in Scopus), but the current draft is not acceptable (it even contains material copied directly from the journal's own website, perhaps not enough to be speedily deleted as a copyvio, but not acceptable anyway). --Randykitty (talk) 08:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Archives of Scientific Psychology[edit]

This AfD has not many participants yet and would benefit from the participation of knowledgeable editors. Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 07:40, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Predator spotting?[edit]

Can anyone explain this edit - particularly the auto-warning in the summary, "(Tag: Citing predatory open access journal".

I can see one journal being added, <ref name="bhb09">{{cite article| url= | title=Linked Data – The Story So Far | first1=Christian | last1=Bizer | first2=Tom | last2=Heath | first3=Tim | last3=Berners-Lee |authorlink3=Tim Berners-Lee | journal=[[International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems]] | volume=5 | number=3 | date=2009 | doi=10.4018/jswis.2009081901 }}</ref> [1] but no reason why International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems should be suspicious.

Or is something else on the page triggering it? @Jpbowen: – any ideas? Andy Dingley (talk) 00:13, 21 August 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Bizer, Christian; Heath, Tom; Berners-Lee, Tim (2009). "Linked Data – The Story So Far" (PDF). International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems. 5 (3). doi:10.4018/jswis.2009081901.
My guess is that this is a journal published by IGI Global, which is not a super great amazing awesome publisher (see deletion discussion). Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:37, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh, what? JzG sledgehammering an edit filter into place just because of his own personal biases? (look at the deletion and salting) Like we've never seen that one before! 8-( Andy Dingley (talk) 10:10, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
It does seem incredible that a journal with authors like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web (without whom Wikipedia would not even exist in its current form), is "banned" on Wikipedia. Where was this discussed (please send a link if available) or is it unilateral action? It seems to be bordering on censorship! The published paper is behind a paywall (not open access) but the submitted version is also on the University of Southampton open access website. Perhaps the University of Southampton should be banned for being associated with such a journal too! —Jonathan Bowen (talk) 10:48, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
I note that neither the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems nor the publisher IGI Global are on Beall's list of predatory journals and publishers. The journal is indexed by a number of respected journal indexes. This publisher may not have the highest reputation but it does publish academically respectable papers. As such I believe neither the journal nor the publisher should be banned outright on Wikipedia. Perhaps an independent Wikipedia administrator could investigate and take whatever action they deem appropriate. —Jonathan Bowen (talk) 11:04, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
The journal isn't banned outright, it's just flagged as a thing to watch and you need to confirm that you did mean to link to it. It's possible the filter needs to be tweaked though, as my understanding is the shit practices of IGI Global seemed to be focused around books over journals. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 11:23, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Connections (journal)[edit]

Exce^t for the nom and one IP, there has been no participation in this debate by knowledgeable editors. Additional comments needed! Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 10:27, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

List of neuroscience journals[edit]

I recently created List of neuroscience journals and I want other editors to expand it. IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 15:56, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Randykitty (talk · contribs) could certainly help here, if he didn't self-block himself. You could ask at WT:MED however. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:07, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)/Archive 59#Brainstorm: Useful "pseudo article" categories.. or something[edit]

Please comment there. This concerns predatory journals. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 18:56, 2 October 2018 (UTC)