Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Reader comments

Two anonymous comments seemed to merit a separate post:

I. I would like to know if there are people outside of the profession -- i.e., without having a job, or being a current student, in the academy -- who attempt (successfully or not) to publish in respectable journals. Does this ever happen?


II. Does anyone recall the scandal about the wealthy former philosophy graduate student who paid some big-name M&E people to review his article? I think that happened in 2002 or so, but I can't remember the details.

5 comments:

daup said...

On II: This wasn't such a "scandal". But there was a fun article about the events in Lingua Franca (R.I.P.):

http://linguafranca.mirror.theinfo.org/print/0107/cover.html

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting the lingua franca link! really interesting article.

philosophia said...

I know of one person who left a tt job, continued to publish while unemployed. And went on to land a really kick-ass TT job after a couple of years of unemployment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, daup!

really said...

how, on this gossip blog, do we not yet know who G*** B*** is who Norman Swartz was talking about (see Philosophy as a Blood Sport)???