My New Favorite Journal

22 January 2011 at 11:29 pm 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

It’s the Journal of Universal Rejection (HT: Joshua Gans). From the journal’s website:

The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. Despite that apparent drawback, here are a number of reasons you may choose to submit to the JofUR:

  • You can send your manuscript here without suffering waves of anxiety regarding the eventual fate of your submission.
  • You know with 100% certainty that it will not be accepted for publication.
  • There are no page-fees.
  • You may claim to have submitted to the most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate).
  • The JofUR is one-of-a-kind. Merely submitting work to it may be considered a badge of honor.
  • You retain complete rights to your work, and are free to resubmit to other journals even before our review process is complete.
  • Decisions are often (though not always) rendered within hours of submission.

If I submit a paper titled “The Ubiquity of Knightian Uncertainty,” would that constitute a performative contradiction?

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Randy  |  23 January 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t think performative contradiction is a definable term. But you will have to confirm that with an expert, though.

    You may also want to share this posting with the positive organizational scholars ;-)

    http://www.thefullwiki.org/Positive_organizational_scholarship

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  23 January 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Ha, that is a funny link! Unfortunately many of my friends are economists, and wouldn’t understand anything “positive, flourishing, and life-giving.”

    I’m as philosophically deep as Wikipedia, and it seems to like “performative contradiction” just fine!

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