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Sep 1, 2023·edited Sep 1, 2023

As far as I can see, four papers have been published in JOIBS so far. One of them is co-authored by Associate Editor Cory Clark. That paper cites 12 of her papers.

A preprint with the same title 'Equalitarianism: A source of liberal bias' has been withdrawn from PsyArXiv. 10.31234/osf.io/q476z "Reason for withdrawal: Paper is now under review."

So, it seems the authors were unable to publish this rather long paper anywhere... and finally placed it into a journal where one of co-authors is an associate editor. Cynics might say that you created a journal to self-publish and self-promote.

PS. I am not a mob member. ;-)

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Great idea but, unfortunately, government scientists (like me) aren't authorized to pay submission fees (not even out of personal funds). Is there an exemption in cases where fee payment is prohibited by the author's organization?

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Epic. Get ready for some Free Speech research. Stoked this is happening. Will discuss this in my lab. Peace.

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I was really hoping for a revival of the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, but I'll settle for this.

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I am BEYOND STOKED to see new journals popping up all over the place on Substack!! I think this is excellent, and I wish you so much success. I'm a grant writer and will be looking for opportunities to help support indie journals where I can. Let's get this ecosystem going!!!

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How about a axiom for your journal? To wit: “Everyone is mostly wrong about everything, always”.

This axiom is foundational to open inquiry. Individually, we are greatly limited in knowing anything because of our limits in perception, cognition, and imagination. We advance durable knowledge when we bounce ideas around with others who challenge the premise, reveal some of the biases, question the logic, and add perspective. But advancement of knowledge is contingent upon the sharing of the thinking that developed the knowledge, i.e., open inquiry. The axiom is a humbler to remind us that, if we do want to really pursue truth, we need each other and we need to challenge what we think we know.

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The paper my colleagues and I wrote was probably rejected from, or told it was a bad fit for, around 10 journals. Thankful that we found a home with JOIBS! In addition to all the issues raised in this article, another problem is that it takes a huge amount of time to reformat articles for each new submission. This is yet one additional disincentive to do work that is controversial, admittedly incremental (IMO much of published social science is incremental yet described otherwise), or likely to produce null results.

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