The growth of journals publishing

Carol Tenopir and Donald W. King


This chapter offers an overview of the growth in journals publishing, with a focus on changes since the emergence of electronic publishing. It also examines structural changes such as a move to the article rather than the journal title as the key unit of analysis in scholarly journal publishing.

Key words

journal statistics

journal publishing

the journal article


For the last 60 years, scholarly journals have witnessed unprecedented growth, controversy and change. Since the late 1940s the number of scholarly journals has increased sharply, with hundreds of new titles and new topics being introduced each decade. Beginning in the late 1960s and ...

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