Chiou Tsyr-huei, a professor in the Life Sciences Department at National Cheng Kung University, and his team of researchers made the accidental discovery last year and published their findings in the "ZooKeys" academic journal last December.
For this reason, an academic journal is a collective project, an integral part of others that form another collective, namely the systems for generating, communicating and using the knowledge produced by research.
A research paper by Lennart Bengtsson, a respected research fellow and climatologist at Britain's University of Reading, was rejected last February by a leading academic journal after a reviewer found that it was "harmful" to the climate change agenda.
An academic journal publisher reached out to the Section in October about starting a journal, noting that the Section fills a gap in the arena of academic health journals, said Lene Levy-Storms, PhD, the Aging and Public Health Section chair and associate professor of the departments of social welfare and medicine and geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs.
Elsevier said The Journal of the Economics of Ageing is an international academic journal that will publish original theoretical and empirical research on the interaction between demographic change and the economy.