Seriously, why are there so many medical journals?
Whenever I have to do any research, I access the ejournals at our local university medical library, and I'm always shocked at how many journals there are.
Like just starting with the letter J, there are almost 1500 journals.
Not 1500 pages, not 1500 articles, 1500 journals. Many of which have been around for decades, publishing volumes either quarterly, monthly, or even weekly.
Who's writing all these articles??
Having attempted to do research in the past, I know firsthand how difficult it is, how many steps and barriers there are. So it amazes me that there are enough research studies going on to fill 1500 journals. And that's just the ones starting the J! (Granted, J is a popular letter for a Journal.)