11.0267 history of journals

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 267.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 17:56:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Guedon Jean-Claude <guedon@ERE.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: Re: 11.0263 academic journals: use, history & sociology?

Regarding the history of scientific periodicals, a good bibliography to
consult would be that of the History of science Society that is found in
their journal Isis and which has been reorganized first in collected
volumes and later in CD-ROM format.

A good start can be found in the book edited by A. Jack Meadows,
Development of Science publishing in Europe (Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1980).
The volume La transmission des savoirs scientifiques, edited by Rémi
Coutin, Henri Hudriser and marcel V. Locquin (Paris, CTHS, 1996) contains
quite a few interesting articles that touch upon this topic.

The Journal Solaris published in Paris had an issue in 1994 devoted to
"Pour une nouvelle economie du savoir". And there are historical remarks
in J. L. Boursin's Le periodique scientifique de langue francaise (Paris,
CNRS, 1078).

This is an off-the-cuff bibliography, but it should allow you to begin
your work.


Jean-Claude Guedon
Universite de Montreal.

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