ISA and Blogging

Wait, what?

The Executive Committee requests that the Governing Council of the ISA add language to ISA’s code of conduct policy that will state the following: “No editor of any ISA journal or member of any editorial team of an ISA journal can create or actively manage a blog unless it is an official blog of the editor’s journal or the editorial team’s journal. This policy requires that all editors and members of editorial teams to apply this aspect of the Code of Conduct to their ISA journal commitments. All editorial members, both the Editor in Chief(s) and the board of editors/editorial teams, should maintain a complete separation of their journal responsibilities and their blog associations. Adoption of this policy requires either stepping down from any such editorial responsibilities, or removal of affiliation with, and any participation in, external blogs for the duration of ISA editorial duties.”

One nice feature of this policy is that it would excuse anyone with a blog from serving on the editorial board of an ISA journal. One nasty feature of this policy is that it would prevent anyone with a blog from serving on the editorial board of an ISA journal.

(H/T the entire internet)

Posted in Blog Meta, Politics
2 comments on “ISA and Blogging
  1. […] the IR blogosphere and twitterverse are is in the process of exploding over this new proposal from the ISA Governing Council, which would ban those contributing to IR […]

  2. […] many others have already stated reasons why such a policy is silly and unproductive. I also doubt that […]

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