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Specialist journal
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Specialist journals began to appear in the 18th century, when the existing scholarly periodicals could no longer fulfill their claim to present the totality of knowledge, given the substantial progress of research. Since the end of the 17th century, the natural sciences in particular had expanded; the advance of knowledge demanded greater differentiation and specialization into distinct academic disciplines (Disciplines, academic) and subdisciplines, which created their own specialized organs. In addition to these internal factors, the emergence of…

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Becher, Ursula A.J., “Specialist journal”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_019097>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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