HighWire celebrated the addition of its 1000th journal at the show. It’s the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, published by Oxford University Press. I had a most interesting discussion with them about metrics. How do you determine exactly what is a journal title? You have to distinguish between Web sites and journal titles, for one thing, according to HighWire. Then there’s the matter of title changes. When Journal X becomes Journal Y but doesn’t really change much else, is it one title or two? Would it depend on whether or not the ISSN changes? Ok, for many of you blog readers out there, this perhaps isn’t the most fascinating of discussions. In fact, it’s probably only a discussion an ex-periodicals librarian (which is where I started) could love!
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