I see lots of questions that ask for reading material on a particular subject that are left open and get good answers. I've often gone and followed the recommendations in those answers and learned alot about that particular area.
Then I often see extremely similar questions asking for reading material being closed. Particularly in the case of books, and that's fair enough as people only need to go to Amazon and read the reviews there to decide if a book is worth reading. So book questions are just unnecessary noise on SO as the answers can easily be found using Google or Amazon.
I have just posted a question asking for recommendations for Academic Journals and/or Reviews related to database systems. It's not like I'm not asking for some beginning HTML type book. This is far removed from a book question - there are no duplicates of my question and there is no site like Amazon with hundreds of reviews of academic journals dealing with specialized areas.
There is some very advanced programming and theory happening in this area and I want to get into it. I have (obviously) already Googled for journals and I found one after 2 hours. But I don't know if it's 'respected', which something I've been told is worth taking account of when reading an academic journal. I found no Review type material. So that is why I decided to post a question asking about where to find material on this area.
The people best placed to answer it are the people on SO who specialize in the area of database systems theory and programming. It seems to me that the question got closed for being a 'tell me what book to get' question when it is far removed from that as I have explained above. So with that in mind would it be possible to re-open my thread so I can get some input on this for database specialists?