01 December 2007


Some of colleagues might know what JEB is.* Many would not.

Many publishers, to save space, abbreviate journal titles in scientific articles. I've ranted about this before. Earlier this week, I read this bon mot:
Unlike women's skirts, the more abbreviated a journal citation, the less it reveals.
- C.W. Hart, Jr. & Betty Ursomarso, 1964.

* It's short for The Journal of Experimental Biology.

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