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Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE)  [10]

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The University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA) sponsors the journal, the Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE). JOIE will differ from a traditional print-journal in some special ways that prospective authors will need to bear in mind. It is not intended as an alternative to existing professional journals, but rather as a venue for articles that do not fit easily into conventional journals. It envisions an educated audience with a broad range of interests, not a specialized audience of experts in a particular discipline. JOIE will feature lively, well-written articles with substantial intellectual content that the authors present in a manner likely to engage non-specialists. These could include any of a variety of essays, such as biographical sketches, matters of University or academic interest, ideas for which an author wishes to obtain feedback, comments on important issues, pedagogical matters, poems, short stories, book reviews or critiques; and for scientists, speculative hypotheses or essays on important scientific ideas. As an electronic journal, it can employ such features as graphics and illustrations in ways that traditional journals often cannot accommodate. Thus, it should be especially appropriate for artistic or photographic essays.

Submissions will be accepted from any member of the University of Minnesota community. Access will be free and open to all. See Journal Home Page for more details.

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