SciAm Looks at the First Issue of ‘The Journal of Cryptozoology’

Scientific American’s Darren Naish reviews the first issue of The Journal of Cryptozoology, along the way offering a fascinating history of periodicals devoted to the topic:

If research on ‘mystery animals’ overlaps entirely with other areas of research – either in the biological or cultural sciences – then maybe technical papers relevant to cryptozoology should be able to stand on their own in the ‘mainstream’ scientific literature. But, given that there is undeniably a community of researchers specially interested in cryptozoological research, and a need for discussion, review and critique of issues relevant to the field, a good argument can be made that cryptozoology needs a dedicated peer-reviewed journal. And that’s why we’re here, for November 2012 saw the publication of Volume One of a new peer-reviewed publication devoted to cryptozoology: The Journal of Cryptozoology.

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  • kowalityjesus

    In the Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology there are 10s of pages, hundreds of entries just on lake monsters alone. I find this convincing in and of itself. I’m not sad that the knowledge is not fully mainstream however. I would rather go on believing the biggest thing in the Great Lakes is a sturgeon.

  • Daenerys_Targaryen

    Gets me some people class cryptozoology as supressed science, but the journal ain’t open access therefore suppressing our access to the content.

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