Why is there no ‘International Journal on Recommender Systems’?

The data mining community has it, the information retrieval community has it, and the machine learning & AI community has it: (top) journals. It seems that only the recommender-system community has no journal, exclusively for its community. Top recommender-system articles beyond the ~8-page limit for the ACM RecSys Conference hence are scattered across many different journals.

So, why is there no Recommender Systems Journal; ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems; International Journal of Recommender Systems; Recommender Systems Magazine; Recommender Systems Review; Recommender Systems Letters; Recommender Systems Bulletin; or simply ‘Recommender Systems‘?

Is the community too small? Is there simply no need? Is the ‘competition’ by the established e.g. ML journals too big?

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