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What is an electronic journal?
An electronic journal is one which can be accessed using electronic media, say your computer or internet. A journal on a floppy or CD-ROM is a good example of an electronic journal. Some journals don't come on a floppy or a CD-ROM, but exist over the internet. This is also an example of an electronic journal. Some journals such as the British Medical Journal exist both on electronic and paper form, while some others such as this journal exist only on the internet. This is a true electronic journal.
How many electronic journals are there over the internet today?
There are dozens of them now, and all of them can be searched on the internet easily via search engines. One of the earliest is Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Book Reviews is its sister publication and remains one of the world's few electronic journals devoted solely to Book Reviews. It was started on January 1, 2002.
What made you start this journal?
I am a lover of books. And although I am a medical doctor by profession, I love reading on all subjects. I enjoy reading Shakespeare, as much as, say, a book on insects, philosophy, Egyptology or Chinese medicine. I love reading them with a critical eye and then expressing my opinion. On 25 February 2000, I started an electronic journal called Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, and we had a Book Review section in it. This section became so popular that we thought of starting a whole new journal devoted to just book reviews. While in the former journal, we review books related only to Forensic medicine, toxicology, criminology, police science and allied sciences, in this journal we review books on all subjects.
So what are those subjects?
Any, as long as the book is meant for general reading. The subjects could range from astronomy to zoology.
In what way is this journal related to Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology?
They are sister publications. Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Book Reviews was started on January 1, 2002, almost two years after its sister publication came into existence.
I am a publisher of books. I have seen your journal, and have been very much impressed by it. I want that our books should feature in your site too. What should I do for it?
Thanks for appreciating our site. You might have noticed that we publish all book reviews with the Publishers' full mailing address, their website links, ordering links, telephone and fax numbers - even logos! So readers get familiar with various publishers and can order the book online if they like the book. The idea is to increase the interaction between potential readers and buyers of books and the publishers directly. To know about details of submitting books please click here.
Is there any charge for reviewing the books?
No. This service is provided absolutely free of cost in the interest of publishers as well as general public at large. The main idea is to make the citizens of this world aware of the latest literature coming out from various parts of the globe. To know the details of our aims and objectives of Book Review, please click here.
Do you review Books on CD too?
Yes, we do that. If fact we have a separate section for Books on CD. We also review multimedia, software, DVDs, CDs, audio and video cassettes, electronic books, maps, charts, diagrams, and in fact anything which is educational.
I have seen the Featured Review section in your journal. I have not seen quite like this anywhere else. What exactly is a featured review?
For the answer to this question, please visit the FAQ section of our sister publication, by clicking here.
I want to buy a good book of general interest on science/medicine/self-help/DIY/astronomy/ occult/ entomology/ philosophy/ Shakespeare/ music/ war crimes/ etc. Somebody asked me check out your book review site to decide on the best book to buy. But when I visited the site, I was quite lost in the mass of books that are hosted there. How do I find books of my interest?
You probably searched our index by Publishers. For readers and potentital buyers, the best way to search for our cumulative index is to search by subject. We have divided our books according to subjects too. Please visit our section where we classify our books by subjects.
How many visitors access this site daily?
We have a counter installed at the bottom of every page, and the best thing is to check it yourself. Visit the journal on any two subsequent days and note the counter readings on both days. The difference in counter readings would give you the number of visitors during the last day. We have done that a number of times, and think that about 5000 visitors visit our pages daily.
But my question does not appear in this list.
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