The growth and number of journals

  title={The growth and number of journals},
  author={Michael Mabe},
  journal={Serials: The Journal for The Serials Community},
  • Michael Mabe
  • Published 14 November 2003
  • Economics
  • Serials: The Journal for The Serials Community
The number and the growth characteristics of scholarly journals have been matters of some debate for a considerable time. Many assumptions about the future of the scholarly communication system have been predicated on very high estimates of the number of journal titles and their seemingly inexorable growth. This article argues in favour of a novel approach to estimating journal numbers and provides results that are consistent with other lines of enquiry. An analysis of the results also allows a… 

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