JAWRA is seeking contributed papers for a forthcoming Special Issue on Climate Change Denial. Tired of so-called “scientists” getting all the publication credit with their fancypants models and data? We’re looking for “researchers” from right-wing think tanks and major corporate public relations centers. Here’s your chance to publish in a first-rate journal that reputable authors actually have cited, at least in the past. Curry favor with your conservative sponsors, whoever they are, before things heat up for everyone to see.
Don’t worry about pesky reviewers demanding “justifications” or “facts.” We plan to seek reviewers from Fox “News,” conspiracy bloggers, and the office of the attorney general of a certain southern commonwealth. They will speedily and uncritically praise papers confirming their views.
Are we selling out? Well, times are tough for honest journals. But at least nobody can say we’re going cheaply. All papers in this Special Issue will incur a supplemental page charge of $20,000 per page, payable to the Editor’s Recreational Fund. What the heck, $30,000: we know you folks have the deep-pockets sponsorship to afford it!
The time frame for submitting a paper is short. But, it’s not like you have to collect and analyze data or anything. All papers are due by COB April 1, 2012.