“For some, the notion of a journal devoted to the work of a theorist very much alive and intellectually kicking is discombobulating.”
– explain the editors of the International Journal of Žižek Studies
“As its title unambiguously proclaims, it is devoted to the work of Slavoj Žižek, a Slovenian philosopher/cultural theorist.”
And yes, Improbable is indeed discombobulated – trying to unravel the peer-review implications. In the sense that if professor Žižek writes articles for the journal which is devoted to his works, how might that affect the reviewers’ objectivity?
Example, see: Is God Dead, Unconscious, Evil, Impotent, Stupid … Or Just Counterfactual? IJŽS, Vol 10, No 1 (2016)
If you’re aware of any other peer-reviewed journal devoted to the work of an individual, and where that individual writes for the journal, and is on the Board of the journal, please share it with our readers by commenting below.
Many thanks to Ivan Oransky for his assistance.