journal title abbreviations

journal title abbreviations

journal title abbreviations

Journal title abbreviations
ISI abbreviations (which are used in Web of Science)
When submitting journal articles or academic work, a frequent requirement is that the list of references should present journal titles in a standard abbreviated form. How can I find these abbreviations?

Journal title abbreviations in articles’ lists of citations are troublesome for authors, editors, librarians, and researchers. While the origin of these abbreviations in the mid-17th century, and their propagation to modern times was likely the result of a desire to save space in articles, or as shorthand, we argue that in the digital age, such practices should be changed. We show that a journal’s choice to abbreviate journal titles in its literature cited section is purely arbitrary, and that the costs of abbreviating outweigh the benefits. Scientific journals in particular are prone to abbreviate journal titles, and this could hamper interdisciplinary research by creating an “in-group” mentality, however small.
This was a side project that we submitted, unsuccessfully, to several journals back in 2010, and which we don’t have time to update and resubmit. This is the definitive version.

See catalog record for locations and call number.
Jones, David J. Australian Periodical Title Abbreviations. Leura, N.S.W.: Second Back Row Press, 1985.
See catalog record for locations and call number.

References:

http://peerj.com/preprints/445/
http://guides.library.cornell.edu/citations/abbreviations
http://web.library.uq.edu.au/research-tools-techniques/referencing-software/endnote/using-endnote/entering-author-names

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