Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Editor's Note: Policy on Author Pseudonyms

Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Editor's Note: Policy on Author Pseudonyms

Article excerpt

Because of the well-known prejudice against parapsychology among academics in mainstream scientific fields, especially psychology, professors or researchers in such fields often risk reprisals from their universities or research institutes or damage to their professional reputations if they are identified as having published anything favorable to parapsychology. This is particularly damaging to our field if they are inhibited from publishing reports of psi experiments that they conducted or supervised, even in parapsychology journals. However, such individuals might be less reluctant to publish such manuscripts if they could do so anonymously. Therefore, I have made a policy decision. I hereby invite potential authors in this predicament who want to publish an empirical research report or any other class of scientific paper that we normally publish to submit their articles to the Journal of Parapsychology with the understanding that the author names will be listed as pseudonyms of their choosing if the paper is published after undergoing our standard peer-review process. …

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