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Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE)  [22]

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The University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA) sponsored the journal, the Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE). JOIE was different from a traditional print-journal in some special ways, it was 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 envisioned an educated audience with a broad range of interests, not a specialized audience of experts in a particular discipline. JOIE features lively, well-written articles with substantial intellectual content that the authors present in a manner likely to engage non-specialists. These included 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, JOIE features as graphics and illustrations in ways that traditional journals often cannot accommodate. Thus, it should be especially appropriate for artistic or photographic essays. JOIE is not currently accepting submissions.

Editor-in-Chief: C. C. "Bud" Clawson, Medicine

Editorial Committee: John Adams, Geography; Joanne Eicher, Apparel, Fashion, and Design Studies; Ed Griffin, Literature; Jan Hogan, Social Science and Human Development; John Howe, History; Pete Magee, Biology

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