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What Journals are wisest to follow?

Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:50 pm

Hello everyone,

I am a student in University, therefore I do have access to multiple sources of articles. But the problem is that it is an overwhelming amount of research sources.

I am currently studying Biotechnology (my interest), but I am interested as well in cell signalling (particularly as it applies to activation/deactivation of genes), medicine (therapeutics, drugs, pharmaceuticals really), and very much in the area of gene transcription, control, and genome structure/function. Basically anything to do with molecular genetics and its application in the pharmaceutical/biotech industries.

I was hoping that I could get some advice from the senior members of this forum as to what are some of the best journals to follow specifically on these topics. Also is it better to follow journals (that is the archives, past articles) or should I just go to something like PubMed and search for past articles on these topics? Obviously I would then follow journals from now.

I thank you all for your help.

Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:15 pm

just look to articles of your interest. You may find interesting articles even in journals, where you would not expect them (like in some analytical journal or something)

Re: What Journals are wisest to follow?

Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:56 pm

So you are just saying to search for articles on databases like PubMed or Scholars Portal, correct? Seems like a lot easier to follow then going through journals.

How many times should I be looking for new articles? Every month/every week? I am not sure at what speed science articles are actually being published, so if anyone knows a good rate at which I should be going back and looking for new articles that would be great, thanks again.

Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:51 pm

I would recommend suggesting following a few journals of general interest (Science, Nature) and/or leading in your particular field of interest, and using Pubmed for periodic checking (period can vary depending of the extent of your interest) of the rest of the literature. There are tools to run automatically and periodically searches on Pubmed and send the result to your mailbox.
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