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Constructing Core Journal Lists: Mixing Science and Alchemy

From: portal: Libraries and the Academy
Volume 3, Number 2, April 2003
pp. 207-217 | 10.1353/pla.2003.0029


Via an overview of core journal studies, emphasizing the social sciences and education, this review looks for best practices in both motivation and methodology. Selection decisions receive particular focus. Lack of correlation between methods is indicative of the complexity of the topic and the need for judgment in design and use.

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