A Short History of the Journal
The Journal of Evolution and Technology was founded by Nick Bostrom
and David Pearce in early 1998,
originally under the name of The Journal of Transhumanism. It was published by the World Transhumanist
Association from 1998 to 2004. In November 2004, the Institute
for Ethics and Emerging Technologies assumed control of the journal.
JET's raison d'Ítre is as a scholarly
peer-reviewed journal, publishing academic-quality research, which welcomes submissions on subject matters that many mainstream journals shun
as too speculative,
radical, or interdisciplinary, on all issues relating to the future
prospects of the human species and its descendants. The founders felt that the
time was ripe to begin to discuss such issues in a more systematic and rigorous
way than is usually possible in journalistic or popular publications.
Since its inception, JET has had five editors-in-chief: Dr.
Nick Bostrom, Prof. Robin Hanson, Dr. Mark Walker, Dr. James
Hughes and (currently) Dr. Russell Blackford. All submissions that the
editor-in-chief deems to be of sufficient quality to merit consideration are
passed on for review to members of the editorial board and frequently to outside
experts. Historically, the journal has had an acceptance rate of roughly 25%.
If you have any questions or you want to support the journal
in some way, please contact the current Associate Editor: James Hughes Ph.D.