What is in an academic journal?

Welcome. Our mission is to support open access publishing models, including subscription based journal models which are peer-reviewed and editorially assisted. Through good-quality research articles we support the mission of sharing learning and improving access to knowledge through the publishing of scientific academic journals.

Academic journals provide good-quality research articles. In general, the articles contained in academic journals have been peer reviewed. This means that experts in the field have reviewed the article and decided if it is suitable for publication or if it requires further refinement. An academic journal or academic journal is a periodic publication in which studies related to a particular academic discipline are published.

Academic journals serve as permanent and transparent forums for the presentation, scrutiny, and discussion of research. They almost universally require peer review of research articles or other types of scrutiny by competent and established contemporaries in their respective fields.

Academic journal articles

are reports about an expert's original research, analysis, or review of available research on a topic. These specialized reports are published in journals, which are publications aimed at professionals and academics. Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Reports, which, among other functions, calculates an impact factor for academic journals, extracts data for calculation from the Expanded Science Citation Index (for natural science journals) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (for social science journals).

The Internet has revolutionized the production of academic journals and their access to them, and their contents are available online through the services subscribed to by academic libraries. However, as a Merced College student, you have free access to academic journals through library databases or interlibrary loan. The prestige of an academic journal is established over time and can reflect many factors, some of which, but not all, are expressible quantitatively. The purpose of an academic journal, according to Henry Oldenburg (the first editor of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society), is to provide researchers with a place to impart their knowledge to each other and to contribute what they can to Grand Design to improve natural knowledge and perfect all philosophical arts and sciences.

Institutions around the world are continuously reevaluating the cost and value proposition of subscribing to academic journals. In each academic discipline, some journals receive a high number of publications and choose to restrict the number of publications, keeping the acceptance rate low. Use them to keep up to date with current news in your area and as a tool to give you ideas about topics to research for an academic article. Many academic journals are subsidized by universities or professional organizations and don't exist for profit. The European Science Foundation (ESF) has recently taken steps to change the situation, which has resulted in the publication of preliminary lists for the classification of academic journals in the humanities.