[Buddha-l] Conservative and liberal Buddhists
franz at mind2mind.net
Thu Jun 3 14:21:36 MDT 2010
Margaret et al.,
You wrote two things I'd like to touch on.
> Online journals such as JBE and JGB show that it can be different.
As buddha'l's resident representative of the JGB, I thank you. Now,
> I've just started the process of trying to pull an article from a
> publication (very prestigious) that is already three years late in
> appearing because I'd rather get the article out there than wait
> (indefinitely) for it to appear (maybe) in a big multivolume
> collection (which will be so expensive that I anticipate very few
> people or even libraries will buy it).
Good for you! My first published piece (other than books reviews) was
a chapter in Continuum's _Buddhist Spirituality II_, edited by Paul
Swanson at Nanzan. I recall that in the process of polishing that
chapter I called up Robert Buswell, who was by then a tenured
professor at UCLA. He answered some questions and asked me where my
chapter was going to appear. I told him and he laughed out loud. He
then said he himself had a chapter in the same collection, written
when he was still a grad student at least six or eight years earlier!
When I told Paul Swanson this story he was mercifully and comically
reluctant to name names or cite reasons; he was just deeply grateful
the thing was at last going to be done. Another year later it was.
Perhaps most importantly, please consider the JGB as a venue for
publishing your article. Yes, we are not so prestigious, but I do
believe we are pretty widely read. And we can get your article through
peer review and published on our site in a matter of a few months at
(Writing from the perspective of)
Review Editor, Journal of Global Buddhism
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