Small scientific journals from small countries: breaking from a vicious circle of inadequacy

Croat Med J. 1999 Dec;40(4):508-14.


In this editorial we describe the confounding factors that contribute to the poor international recognition of small journals: author pool, review process, finances, language, and visibility. These factors originate from relative scientific inadequacy of the local environment and close a positive feedback loop (vicious circle) of journal inadequacy. We argue that small journals may provide important information and outline the ways in which they can be assisted.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Croatia
  • Humans
  • Periodicals as Topic / standards*
  • Publishing / standards*