RE: NANFA-L-- Suction - I know, I know...

Peter Unmack (peter.lists-in-)
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 23:41:50 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, Irate Mormon wrote:

> Is it still possible for, say, a patent clerk, to publish a paper on,
> say, The Photoelectric Effect, in a scholarly journal? Or has Big
> Education shut that down?

The only requirement most journals have is that you are doing good quality
research. Doesn't matter how or where, as long as you aren't doing
ethically questionable things. Doesn't really have anything to do with
universities, most are run by publishing houses who just want to make

I doubt that too many high profile papers get published outside of
universities, industry or government agencies today though as they have
more of the necessary resources for doing this research. And you won't
get NSF, NIH or much other funding unless you are affiliated with some
recognized organisation... (but NANFA will fund private individuals to do
research, if anyone would try and has a good idea!)

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