The Journal Of Universal Rejection

JofURBannerRarely do ideas-put-into-action as brilliant as the Journal of Universal Rejection come along. The JofUR is a scholarly publication with an editorial board comprised of dozens of accomplished academics from across several continents. Subscriptions are available for £120 per year. The website explains every aspect of the journal in hilarious detail, but the guiding principle is as follows:

The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. Despite that apparent drawback, here are a number of reasons you may choose to submit to the JofUR:

  • You can send your manuscript here without suffering waves of anxiety regarding the eventual fate of your submission. You know with 100% certainty that it will not be accepted for publication.
  • There are no page-fees.
  • You may claim to have submitted to the most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate).
  • The JofUR is one-of-a-kind. Merely submitting work to it may be considered a badge of honor.
  • You retain complete rights to your work, and are free to resubmit to other journals even before our review process is complete.
  • Decisions are often (though not always) rendered within hours of submission.

6 Comments on "The Journal Of Universal Rejection"

  1. Anonymous | Apr 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm |

    A nice toilet for your thoughts…

  2. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm |

    A nice toilet for your thoughts…

  3. emperorreagan | Apr 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm |

    I am going to gather up the journal article my (former) advisor has been too lazy to edit for the last 8 months and submit it here so it can officially be rejected.

  4. emperorreagan | Apr 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm |

    I am going to gather up the journal article my (former) advisor has been too lazy to edit for the last 8 months and submit it here so it can officially be rejected.

  5. So… it’s just a bunch of academic nerds laughing ironically at their own inside joke??? Or are they actually getting off on being “editors” of the “most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate).” If so I’m sending hate email to every one of those arrogant arsefacks.

  6. So… it’s just a bunch of academic nerds laughing ironically at their own inside joke??? Or are they actually getting off on being “editors” of the “most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate).” If so I’m sending hate email to every one of those arrogant arsefacks.

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