From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 18 Feb 2005 - 16:13:37 GMT
At 11:35 AM 18/02/05 +0100, you wrote:
>Does anybody know what is happening to the Journal of Memetics? Is it dead
>forever or will there be a new journal? The website (
>http://jom-emit.cfpm.org/ ) says: Notice: JoM-EMIT is now closed to
>submissions. The existing papers will continue to be freely accessible at
>this site. It is likely that: (A) it will be relaunched from the PCP
>website and (2) That there will be a final issue of retrospectives and
>prosectives on memetics and the journal to round this incarnation off. I
>would very much like to see a new journal with a somewhat broader focus
>than the Journal of Memetics. In particular, I would like to include
>models that do not rely on discrete information units.
I have no idea of why. If you use "information" in the technical sense,
then it is discrete units measured in bits. Of course you don't have to
use these units all the time any more than electronics uses electrons, but
bits underlies information much as electrons underlie electricity.
>I have submitted an article to the journal back in April last year. I
>haven't heard from them since then. It would have been polite of the
>editor to inform me about what's happening. Should I submit it again to
>some other journal? Can anybody suggest a suitable journal?
Without reading it, I can't be sure, but chances are that Human Nature
Review would publish it. If it has an evolutionary psychology bent, there
are some reviewed online journals that might be appropriate.
>My article is a defense of cultural selection theory, countering the
>arguments of sociologists that this science is invalid.
Hmm. Try "Standard Social Science Model" in Google if you are not already
familiar with it.
>I sent it originally to a sociology journal. They kept rejecting it no
>matter what I did to meet their requirements. I strongly suspect that the
>referee was the very same person that I criticised in my article :-) Then
>I submitted it to the Journal of Memetics, and what happens?
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