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The Journal of Controversial Ideas

The Journal of Controversial Ideas is a projected cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that aims to allow academics to publish using pseudonyms if they request it.[1][2] Founded in 2018 by Jeff McMahan, Francesca Minerva, and Peter Singer, the first issue is expected in 2019.[2][3][4][5] According to McMahan, an Oxford philosopher, the journal is needed because of the fear among academics about publishing articles that support certain contentious positions.[3] Minerva, a bioethicist, came up with the idea after experiencing death threats and difficulty finding employment because of an article she wrote on the ethics of newborn infanticide.[2]

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  1. ^ Bartlett, Tom (12 November 2018). "Here Comes 'The Journal of Controversial Ideas.' Cue the Outcry". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Anthony, Andrew (2 December 2018). "Do we need to hide who we are to speak freely in the era of identity politics?". The Observer. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Rosenbaum, Martin (12 November 2018). "Pseudonyms to protect authors of controversial articles". BBC News. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  4. ^ Turner, Camilla (12 November 2018). "'Controversial ideas' journal where academics can publish under pseudonyms for fear of backlash". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  5. ^ Flaherty, Colleen (13 November 2018). "News Print This A Very Controversial Idea". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  6. ^ Häggström, Olle (2018-12-04). "Häggström hävdar: On the editorial board of the Journal of Controversial Ideas". Häggström hävdar. Retrieved 2018-12-04.

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