The Journal of Universal Rejection


Finally, an academic journal you can submit articles to and not have to wonder what their response will be. According to the website,

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.

And, if that’s not good enough, here are some of the other benefits the journal offers aspiring authors:

  • 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.

Or, if you’re not interested in submitting an article and just want to read it, here’s the subscription information:

An individual subscription may be secured for £120 per year (four issues). Institutional and library subscriptions are also available; prices will be provided upon enquiry. It is unknown whether the subscription will be delivered in print or as electronic content, because no one has yet ordered one.

HT Neatorama

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on January 26, 2011, in Humor, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’ve submitted works to this a few times in the past. Of course, at that time, the journal was going by several different names.

  2. Oh, yeah, I know that place. It’s listed in Publishing for Dummies, right between ‘A Fool and his Money’ and ‘Lost in the Slush Pile.’

    Once, when I was a kid, I sent off for one of those ‘Learn to Draw’ pamphlets. They must have gotten me mixed up with people who actually sent them money and sketches (which I never did), because they started sending me letters, telling me how great I was doing, my drawings showed talent, and please remit $20.00 for the next lesson.

    Never learned how to draw, but I did learn a thing or two about scams.

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