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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%.

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