Want to publish something? Worried that you don’t actually have a lab or an opportunity to do real research? Never fear, the Institute for Creation Research has put out a call for papers, and anyone can get published there! (Well, just about anyone. I doubt that anything I submitted under my name could get published, or that any legitimate scientist could stoop this low.)
High quality papers for the International Journal for Creation Research (IJCR),
sponsored by the Institute for Creation Research, are now invited for submission. IJCR
is a professional peer-reviewed online technical journal hosted by the ICR website for
the publication of interdisciplinary scientific research from the perspective of a recent
Creation and a global Flood within a biblical framework.
Interested authors should download and read the Instructions to Authors Manual pdf
file from the IJCR webpage at www.icr (please supply) for all details of requirements,
procedures and paper mechanicals. The Technical Review Process Manual, also a pdf file
downloadable from the IJCR webpage, provides a comprehensive overview of the technical
review procedures for submitted papers.
Papers should be up to 10,000 words long, and color diagrams, figures and photographs
are encouraged. Papers can be in any scientific, or social scientific, field, but must be
from a young-earth perspective and aim to assist the development of the Creation Model
of Origins. Papers should be submitted in a plain text, single line-spaced Word or RTF
file. Formatting should be kept to an absolute minimum. Do NOT embed graphics,
tables, figures or photographs in the text, but supply them in separate files, along with
Papers should be emailed as attached files to the IJCR Editor-in-Chief at
email@example.com, and other requirements followed as per the Author Checklist
in the Instructions to Authors Manual. We aim to publish submitted papers within six (6)
months of receipt.
There is an opportunity here, though. Their standards are low enough that someone could just sit at his computer and make up some novel rationalizations, write it up in a pseudo-scholarly format, and get it published. If you try it, let me know … and let’s see how long it takes for your argument, no matter how bogus, to get disseminated and used on the creationist lecture circuit.