Sunday, October 09, 2005

Throckmorton Update

Warren Throckmorton has responded to a TeachTheFacts member regarding the review of his recent paper in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity. He says that the journal went beyond the editorial review board for reviewers for his paper, and got the opinions of experts in the topic area.

I have written to the editors of the journal to find out what the deal is, and will follow up with phone calls if they don't write back within a day or two. Their web site describes a system where "a board of referees evaluates and selects articles for publication," which is quite different from peer review as it takes place in scientific journals.

It is possible that the editors' description of the process they use does not accurately reflect what really happens. If the journal did use a true peer-review process, and this paper really was reviewed by leading scholars in the field of sexual orientation, then of course I'd be glad to apologize to Throckmorton for implying otherwise.


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October 10, 2005 9:57 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

I'll tell ya, it's like swatting flies in here tonight.


October 10, 2005 10:06 PM  

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