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Smiley faces in your journal articles?

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Language has always been evolving. For better or worse, the formality of language has changed including embracing new words. Publishing, undoubtedly, has been changing. Too slow for some and too fast for others. I was wondering how emojis will start to creep into scholarly writing in the next five, ten, or twenty years. Sounds farfetched? I am not a big emoji person. Maybe I will do a :) every so often. I use this to ensure my meaning cannot be misconstrued. I progressed to the occasional thumbs up.  I know; radical. The other day I scrolled through my iPhone 7’s emoji options for texting and was dumbfounded.

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