'Nothing to laugh at at all': humor in biochemical journals

Witkowski, J. A. (April 1996) 'Nothing to laugh at at all': humor in biochemical journals. Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 21 (4). pp. 156-60. ISSN 0968-0004 (Print)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8701476
DOI: 10.1016/S0968-0004(96)80173-3

Abstract

In a previous article, I analyzed two 'in-house' journals produced by the Department of Biochemistry in Cambridge and by the Gilbert Laboratory at Harvard in the 1920s and 1970S, respectively.That study showed that humor is important for scientists, but the sample was too small for any statistically significant conclusions to be drawn regarding the general role of humor in scientists' lives. Now, I have extended the study to examine the occurrence of humor in peer-reviewed scientific journals, specialist publications devoted to scientific humor and in formal publications in the healthcare professions.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemistry Journalism, Medical Wit and Humor
Subjects: therapies
CSHL Authors:
Communities: Banbury Center
Depositing User: Kathleen Darby
Date: April 1996
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 16:59
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 16:59
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/30124

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