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Sunday, July 29th, 2007
12:39 am
Gaol Naofa
A friend of mine and myself are starting a Celtic Reconstructionist Organization entitled "An Chuallacht Ghaol Naofa (CGN)" or "Gaol Naofa" for short. We currently are not accepting official membership. However there is a public forum which we are excepting members on. We would greatly appreciate anyone interested in Celtic Reconstructionism check out the forum. Thanks

Friday, July 27th, 2007
2:04 pm
Are things still being thought about here?  Have we figured out a a name or come to any sort of consensus about content guidelines and publishing mediums?

Note:  It occurs to me that I sound rude here, this is not my intent, please read sincere interest rather than empty criticism or chastisement.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, June 22nd, 2007
12:41 pm
Submission guidelines
I've no idea how to attach a google doc here - but I've had a bash at submission guidelines, using other such things as a base.

They're here in my lj...

Feel free to comment, question, etc...?
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
8:29 pm
Review process
Following on from a request to start such a discussion. :)

I'd suggest a number of things - feel free to disagree!

1. Panel of reviewers - each piece to go to three reviewers, but not always the same ones. There's little point in sending me something which is based on examination of minutae of ancient Greek as I don't speak the lanugage, for example.

2. Clear reviewing guidelines, published widely. I see there's another post about those so I won't go on here - but if all reviewers know what those are, it'll make life a lot easier.

3. Clear time scales. ADHERE TO THEM. Reviewers who can't get stuff back in time are not used again. I'd suggest deadline --> publication being three months; that allows time for reviewing, commenting, resubmission, etc.

4. Mentoring for reviewers. Those who have done this in an academic context to introduce others to the sometimes arcane process... :} This from someone with one too many scars from academic reviewers who really never met Mr Manners... there are ways and ways of dealing with things. (Why yes, I am seeing this as a developmental opportunity for people. So sue me). :)

5. Reviewing to be seen for what it is - not a popularity contest but a process of seeing that content is reliable, well resourced, readable, etc.

Discuss, throw popcorn, ask questions... ;)
3:27 pm
Submission guidelines
Any suggestions as to submission guidelines. What should they be, and what should the wording be? What should the guidelines be for poetry and art?
2:23 pm
Some thoughts...
Someone on the thread that started on kallistos' journal mentioned problems with peer review.  I think that there should definitely be a formal review process, but making it adhere to strict academic standards is probably a bit much.  We need a balance between the social club popularity/white light hugs and puppies and the everything must be scholarly approach.  Otherwise we're essentially creating an academic journal - which are awesome, but there are lots of those to choose from.  What I'd like to see, and perhaps this is a minority, is a well balanced journal that contains not only sound articles that are based on the latest research, but also reflecting actual practise; this sort of thing may or may not be wholly grounded in modern scholarship and nor should it be - religious practise is in part intuitive and subjective.  Plus, were we not also thinking about having art and poetic contributions, prayers, etc - if so how does that fit in to a peer reviewed journal (beyond the obvious editorial discretion of saying that a submission perhaps would not fit in).  Maybe the solution lies in having sections within the journal for different kinds of things - so if you want to be peer reviewed, submit it for peer review, if not you could still submit articles for different less academic sections.

Anyway thank you very much kallistos for creating this community!
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