Thursday, July 7, 2016

Top 5 contributors to CLA Journal

By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II

Between 1957 – 2012, there were 1,177 unique contributors to CLA Journal. They collectively produced 2,149 articles, book reviews, bibliographies, and interviews.

Who, we wondered, published the most articles? We took a look at our dataset of contributors, and here’s what we discovered:
Darwin T. Turner (17 articles)
W. Edward Farrison (15 articles)
Robert P. Smith (13 articles)
Robert F. Fleissener (12 articles)
Therman B. O’Daniel (10 articles)

Turner, Farrison, and O’Daniel began publishing in the late 1950s when the journal was founded and published there into the 1970s. Smith first published in 1971, and as recently as 2001. Fleissener first published in CLA Journal in 1973, and published most recently in 2009.

How remarkable that those scholars or any scholars published fairly regularly in a common journal over 20-year and 30-year spans. Equally notable is that CLA Journal offered a venue for those scholars and more than a thousand more to publish and circulate their works for nearly 60 years now.

A Notebook on the CLA Journal

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