Friday, July 8, 2016
The shifting page count of articles in CLA Journal
By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II
Between 1957 – 2012, CLA Journal devoted 31,298 pages exclusively to articles. The articles from 1970 – 1979, to which we devoted special attention, account for approximately 4,529 pages or 21% of the total pages devoted to articles.
In a previous blog entry, we noted the publishing productivity of the 1970s, but we wondered: what accounts for the shifts, and apparent decrease, over the years? Maybe a change in article length helps explain some changes.
Perhaps there was trade-off over the decades—fewer but longer articles.
• A Notebook on the CLA Journal