My youngest sister is in graduate school, earning her doctorate in neurobiology.
She is surviving the “publish or perish culture,” and her team’s work has been published in a number of research journals.
This week, I was reading one of her papers when I became intrigued with the titles of the academic and research journals in her citation list. It seems there’s a journal for every topic, no matter how obscure or specialized.
I set out to find exactly how obscure and how specialized, and I found these journal titles :
- Antipode (offering a radical analysis of geography)
- Cereal Foods World
- Eos (earth and space science news)
- Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies
- Idealistic Studies (a discussion of philosophical Idealism)
- International Journal of Control
- International Journal of Fuzzy Systems
- Journal of Investigative Dermatology
- Journal of Irreproducible Results
- Journal of Textual Reasoning
- Justice Quarterly
- Kidney International
- Meat Science
- Positivity (math journal devoted to theory and applications of positivity)
- Rangifer (journal of the Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research)
- Recreational Mathematics Magazine
- Silence (the journal of RNA regulation; no longer published, but archived articles are available)
- Skull Base
- Speculum (published by the Medieval Academy of America)
- Theology & Sexuality: The Journal of the Institute for the Study of Christianity & Sexuality
- Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics
My favorite is the Journal of Irreproducible Results. How about you? Any favorites or journal titles to add to the list?
Laura Hale Brockway is an Austin-based writer and editor and a regular contributor to PR Daily. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com .