Once upon a time in grad school...

Edmund

4 day(s) ago

Even Jphil publishes papers that aren't very good, of course. But given the presumably wildly different standards for a grad school qualifying paper and a top 5 journal publication, if referees under expert anonymous review think a paper is even close to Jphil level, then the paper is almost certainly worthy of passing as a grad school qualifying paper, since that is, again presumably, merely supposed to demonstrate a basic level of competence.

Norwood

Right, and one wonders whether this faculty member ever managed to publish in JPhil... and somehow I doubt noting that JPhil publishes bad papers is a winning move for the average faculty member, i.e., the sort who relies on publication prestige to secure t&p or promotion to full!

Olympe

4 day(s) ago

Or the supervisor who failed a perfectly good qualifying paper and threatened to do so again... until it was submitted one final time in the form of proofs showing it to be forthcoming in JPhil.

Kojin

The bit that spoils the story for me is, when must the paper have been submitted in order for it to be accepted in JPhil in time for the qualifying exams? Before grad school?

Zou

4 day(s) ago

In my experience Jphil varies a lot with respect to review times. But I have had a paper there be accepted within 2 months of submission, so this isn't crazy.

Numenius

4 day(s) ago

Yeah, Jphil is all over the place when it comes to review times, ranging from years to a month. They've also recently been enforcing a 10,000 word limit on submissions, and seem to be trying to run things more efficiently.

Monique

4 day(s) ago

One fellow grad student announced during our first year together that he wouldn't be in graduate school if he didn't think he could "write the next Being and Time." He also used the word "isomorphic" a lot. And asked why Christians still existed. He said, haven't Christians read the Genealogy of Morals?

Wesley

4 day(s) ago

One fellow grad student announced during our first year together that he wouldn't be in graduate school if he didn't think he could "write the next Being and Time." He also used the word "isomorphic" a lot. And asked why Christians still existed. He said, haven't Christians read the Genealogy of Morals?

Monique

Surely by now he must be an assistant professor somewhere.

Syrianus

4 day(s) ago

. . .if you haven't been physically battered by a faculty member for indiscretion with a spouse, you haven't really lived. . .

Cesare,

3 day(s) ago

One fellow grad student announced during our first year together that he wouldn't be in graduate school if he didn't think he could "write the next Being and Time." He also used the word "isomorphic" a lot. And asked why Christians still existed. He said, haven't Christians read the Genealogy of Morals?

Monique

I think we all know this type. Hell, I *was* that type! A few years of rejections from journals and jobs was what it eventually took to teach me my place. I have no pleasant memories of those rejections, but they did make me a more tolerable person...


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