Number of journals which this blog noted as newly added to JURN, in 2017: 302.

This compares to 340 English-language journals added to JURN in 2016, so the total is slightly down on 2016. The total wasn’t inflated by a blithe shovel-ware approach, and JURN remains highly curated and monitored.

Perhaps 40% of the newly added titles were in various fields that map onto ‘ecology/nature’, making JURN’s openEco coverage even more comprehensive. Perhaps 10% of 2017’s new titles were gathered to provide an even more comprehensive coverage of national security and defence journals. Of the rest, the majority were arts and humanities, with history featuring fairly strongly.