Gatekeeping in the international journal literature of chemistry

Tibor Braun, Ildikó Dióspatonyi

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Journal gatekeeping of chemistry implies of the determining factors of the whole publication of journal papers in chemistry. French scientist, de Condolle, a very productive research iologist realized that no single person can appreciate completely and impartially all works published in different fields of science. The journal gatekeeping process has a built-in automatic feedback mechanism that works to increase its strength and power within science in relation to social and political forces. The gatekeepers automatically and instinctively shatre a common goal of which the main component is the value system and the national educational background they were socialized with. The invisible college of science journal gatekeepers is a decisive factor in the self-organizing system of US worldwide publication activity in chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1652-1656
Number of pages5
JournalInformation Processing and Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Chemistry
  • Gatekeeping
  • Nations
  • Ranking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Library and Information Sciences

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