Abstracting Psychological Literature, Especially Non‐English, in the 1990s

Authors:
Josef Brožek, Jiří Hoskovec
Published Online:
27 Sep 2007
DOI:
10.1080/00207599208246869
Pages:
100–109
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 27 Issue 1

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The cessation of non‐English materials in Psychological Abstracts in 1988 resulted in a crisis, yet to be resolved, in the international exchange of information. As a long‐term solution we favour founding International Psychological Abstracts, with the responsibility for preparation of the abstracts to be shared by the international psychological community. It is hoped that the compact‐disc versions of the databases will become affordable to institutions around the world. In this communication, in addition to the abstract system of the American Psychological Association, attention will be given to other abstract journals in English as well as in French, German, and Russian.

La decision, faite en 1987, de limiter le journal Psychological Abstracts aux articles écrits en anglais a produit une crise profonde dans le système international d'échanges des informations de base concernant la littérature psychologique contemporaine. Comme moyen de résoudre la crise nous favorisons la fondation des International Psychological Abstracts, utilisant la langue anglaise et produits avec la collaboration de la communauté mondiale des psychologues. La discussion des journaux écrits en anglais, en français, en allemand et en russe et fournissants les précis des publications psychologiques forme le fond de la proposition.

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