From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 09:37:23 -0600 Archived: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:29:26 -0500 Subject: Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:35:07 -0500 >Subject: Journal Of Scientific Exploration [was: White House Ends...] >>From: Jerome Clark<jkclark.nul> >>To:<post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:13:37 -0600 >>Subject: Re: White House Ends Silence On UFOs& ETs With... >>>From: Edward Gehrman<egehrman.nul> >>>To:<post.nul> >>>Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:47:25 -0800 >>>Subject: Re: White House Ends Silence On UFOs& ETs With... >>If the JSE is willing to publish a peer-reviewed paper in which >>you argue your theories <snip>, then come back. We'll know then >>that we have to take you seriously. >Without taking a position on the current discussion, I would not >put up the JSE as the final arbiter of what theories to take >seriously. In the last year, I submitted three papers there for >publication, and all three were rejected. You might suggest that >the quality of the work was such that they deserved to be, but I >did not get that impression from the reviews. The issues raised >seemed to be more about the assumptions underlying the work. Without passing judgment on your work - all I know about it is what you write here - I would remark that if you aren't able to get published in JSE, you are not going to get published in any professional journal. Thus, your work will have to take its chances in the realm of popular culture, not in the more rarefied precincts of scientific consideration. I have been published on several occasions in the JSE, including an essay its editor solicited from me on my career in ufology. (It's on line at the JSE site; the title is "Among the Anomalies," should anyone be interested.) My own most recent experience with the journal, however, was not the happiest. It had asked me to review a book by a major figure whose name everyone here would recognize. My review of the book, while certainly not wholly unfriendly, was tough and critical in parts. This latter fact generated sufficient unhappiness in some JSE quarters that it was rejected. Though mildly put out at first, I soon took the matter in philosophical stride, figuring that any publication has the right to publish what it wants and not to publish what it doesn't. The review subsequently appeared elsewhere, and I continue to hold the JSE in high regard. Best holiday wishes to all, Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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