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Old 2009-09-25, 01:25   #1
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This is perhaps the worst journal around: Philica, colloquially called "the journal of everything." This has become a running joke with my supervisor -- "you should submit that to the journal of everything."

Curiously though, it is a peer reviewed journal and the reviews are made public.
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Old 2009-09-25, 04:15   #2
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This is perhaps the worst journal around: Philica, colloquially called "the journal of everything."
After reviewing the "Astronomy and Cosmology" category, I agree. But perhaps that category just attracts more wackos than the others.

OTOH, a relatively high-rated (within Philica -- http://philica.com/top10rate.php) article, "Time of day effects in drivers' overtaking of bicycles", actually has information that "should also be of interest to employers, who may as a result see benefits to allowing flexible working arrangements." (That is, cyclists are in more danger from overtaking autos during the morning rush hour than during the evening rush hour. Honest!)

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Curiously though, it is a peer reviewed journal and the reviews are made public.
"Peer" -- not as in "peer of the realm", I take it.

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Old 2009-09-26, 01:57   #3
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This is perhaps the worst journal around: Philica, colloquially called "the journal of everything." This has become a running joke with my supervisor -- "you should submit that to the journal of everything."

Curiously though, it is a peer reviewed journal and the reviews are made public.
Whenever I have a paper that is not worth publishing I just leave it on the arXiv. The arXiv is good enough as it is and basically does the same thing journals do (i.e. spreading ideas to the rest of the mathematical community).
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"Peer" -- not as in "peer of the realm", I take it.
Etymololologically, it is 'peer' as in 'peer of the realm'; the point of peerage was that nobles would be judged by their peers rather than from above by the King. Ones elevation puts one on a peer with the currently-existing nobles.

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Whenever I have a paper that is not worth publishing I just leave it on the arXiv. The arXiv is good enough as it is and basically does the same thing journals do (i.e. spreading ideas to the rest of the mathematical community).
The arXiv is an interesting one. It contains the whole spectrum, from as-good-as-it-gets research (eg. The primes contain arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions) down to all sorts of clap-trap.

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