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A book or log in which entries are made to record events on a daily basis. A book where transactions or events are recorded as they occur.

A legislative journal is kept by the clerk and is a daily record of the legislative proceedings. Typical entries include actions taken by various committees and a chronological accounting of bills introduced on the floor.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

JOURNAL, mar. law. The book kept on board of a ship or other vessel, which contains an account of the ship's course, with a short history of every occurrence during the voyage. Another name for logbook. (q.v.) Chit. Law of Nat. 199.

JOURNAL, common law. A book used among merchants, in which the contents of the waste-book are separated every month, and entered on the debtor and creditor side, for more convenient posting in the ledger.

JOURNAL, legislation. An account of the proceedings of a legislative body.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, directs that "each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings; and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may, in their judgment, require secrecy." Vide 2 Story, Const., 301.
     3. The constitutions of the several states contain similar provisions.
     4. The journal of either house is evidence of the action of that house upon all matters before it. 7 Cowen, R. 613 Cowp. 17.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When he got a chance in the new PMandDC set-up, he availed this opportunity to convince his other colleagues in the Council to induct professional medical editors in the Journals Committee.
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In many countries of the region, the journals are mainly published to promote the authors in the first place, to be indexed to increase the number of publications from the country of origin in the second place, and lastly to disseminate scientific news and promote the boundaries of science, if possible at all.
Most authors and readers appreciate that citation counts of a researcher's publications are a better measure than the impact factors of the journals in which the researcher publishes, which are measures only of the average impact of all the articles in the journals.
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Since it costs virtually nothing for a publisher to supply a library with an extra journal, a publisher will wish to strike a deal with a library to take all the journals to which it does not already have full subscriptions.
Before long, we were talking about 'Why not include the journals?' and then the synergies became apparent." For authors and journal editors, Cohen said the deal brings "the opportunities for increased access to libraries through consortia deals and stronger journal packages (that) foreshadow increased impact, usage and both subscription and intellectual growth."
Burns has outlined many similarities between the landscape Morris describes with such clarity in the Journals and the landscape of Tolkien's Middle-earth.
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