Seasonal humour: Getting that special paper published

By Gordon Rugg

Every paper is special to its proud author. Some papers, though, are more special than others, and those papers can be hard to get published. Suppose, for instance, that you want to gift the world with your explanation for how the Egyptian pyramids were built using genetically engineered dinosaurs created by the Nephilim and controlled by implanted microchips. Traditional academic publishing can be very narrow-minded about such bold new ideas. This makes publication difficult. Difficult, however, is not the same as impossible.

This article presents a few modest proposals for ways of overcoming those difficulties, and achieving publication for that special paper. Continue reading