The Core Journal Concept in Black Studies

Thomas Weissinger

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Black Studies scholars have shown interest in the core journal concept. Indeed, the idea of core journals for the study of the Black experience has changed several times since 1940. While Black Studies scholars are citing Black Studies journals with frequency, they also cite traditional disciplinary journals a great deal of the time. However, although useful, traditional disciplinary journals are not touted as Black Studies journals. This article examines the reasons why traditional disciplinary journals have been excluded from the Black Studies core and argues that some of these journals ought to have a place there.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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