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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.


noun acta diurna, biographical record, chronicle, chronology, contemporary account, daily paper, daily register, daybook, diary, ephemeris, gazette, historical record, ledger, log, logbook, magazine, narrative, periodical, record, register, serial
See also: calendar, dossier, record, register

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.

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As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
Continually, in the Journal, we pause over things that would rank for beauties among widely differing models of the best French prose.
But, then, how excellent a literary product, after all, the Journal is.
I will buy you a slate for your own affairs, Benjamin,” said the sheriff; “I don’t like to have the journal marked over in this manner.
After replacing the journal and the correspondence in the case, the one paper left on the table was a letter.
But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively.
Glenarm--whose approaching union with the Honorable Geoffrey Delamayn was alluded to in another column of the journal.
He said all recognized medical and dental journals will form an association and hold an annual convention which will be presided by Chairman of the Journals Committee.
Wiley also publishes the journal "Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions" and 14 book titles related to "Clinical Cardiology," as well as the journals "Microscopy Research and Technique" and "International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology" and a range of related books and references.
Although it is common for the journals to sell subscriptions and advertisement space, only a small amount of income is generated from these sources due to lack of subscribers and advertisers.
The final part of this task involved their choosing any two articles noted in footnotes or the bibliography of the course text; locating the relevant articles in the Journals section of the university library (an area which some students had never used up to that point); and compiling a 100-word summary of the scope and key argument for each article.
To Roberts, Varmus, and the other scientist advocates who comprise the PLOS, the new model for scientific publishing should work like this: Researchers would prepare their papers and submit them to journals, paying the journals for the privilege of being published.