12.0586 self-reviewing

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 19:45:34 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 586.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 19:41:42 +0100
From: Ed HAUPT <haupt@email.njin.net>
Subject: Re: 12.0580 text-analysis & related matters

Eric Johnstone's comment on his book prompts me to point out that
self-reviews are not new. They were reasonably common in late 19th century
German academia. In the Goettinger Gelehrten Anzeiger of the 1880s and
1890s there were a considerable number of self-reviews. And this
publication was the official publication of the Academy of Sciences in

It seems to me that there are often times when an adequate review by
another academic is difficult to get in a timely fashion. In these cases,
a precis by the author serves the academic community well.

Edward J. Haupt, Ph.D. Voice:
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