National Journals?

From: Brian Lynch <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:46:56 +0000

Authors' publishing preferences

Once upon a time, scientists in federal government service in Canada
and academics in Canadian universities, were encouraged by stated policy
and by a tendency to support one's "own" journal, to publish in the
appropriate "Canadian Journal of Your Discipline" [all of which were
published by the National Research Council Press [a federal government
agency]]. This preference seems to have disappeared. One apparent
consequence is that the number of pages published annually in the Canadian
Journal of Chemistry has declined steadily from approx. 4800 in 1969
to around 2000 in 2003. Is this typical of "national" journals other
than those published by ACS or RSC? Is it confined to the discipline
of chemistry?

Brian Lynch
St. Francis Xavier University
Received on Wed Dec 15 2004 - 10:46:56 GMT

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