Aims and Scope of Tradition & Discovery

Tradition and Discovery (hereafter TAD) is an academic journal that is independently published by the Polanyi Society three times a year (February, July, and October). TAD issues include editorially reviewed solicited materials (review articles, book discussions, thematic issues, invited addresses from Society meetings, etc.) as well as essays that have gone through a process of blind peer review. In general, materials published in TAD are of interest to those concerned with the thought of Michael Polanyi and the projects of the Polanyi Society. TAD is distributed in print to Society members in the US and Canada, but an online edition is also posted in the digital archives on the Polanyi Society web site at the time each printed issue is mailed; anyone interested can download issues. Some components in the online edition (e.g., the "News and Notes" with recent bibliography, calls for papers, meeting programs, etc.) are not included in the print edition. If you wish to receive a Table of Contents e-mail (with links) for each newly posted digital issue, send an e-mail request to Phil Mullins (mullins@missouriwestern.edu), Eric Rustad (eric_m_rustad@yahoo.com), or Kyle Takaki (ktakaki@hawaii.edu).

Open Access: TAD provides open access to all issues because making research freely available to the public supports the exchange and growth of knowledge. Anyone interested can read, download, and print from the TAD digital archives the full text of articles or other material at no cost to individuals or institutions. You do not need to ask permission from the Polanyi Society or the author, unless a particular article indicates the author has reserved the copyright. This policy is in accordance with the BOAI description of Open Access.

Archiving Policy: All issues, including the current issue, are available in the digital archive on the Polanyi Society web site. Before Vol. 17 No. 1 & 2, TAD was published on an erratic schedule. The copies of material for early Polanyi Society publications (i.e., TAD and its predecessors) in the digital archives are not always good quality. Some materials in early publications may not be listed in indices. Contact Phil Mullins (mullins@missouriwestern.edu) with questions about materials published in early issues.

Copyright Information: The copyright for most of the material appearing in TAD is held by the Polanyi Society; in most cases, permission to reprint materials for non-commercial educational or scholarly use can be arranged; please provide the original TAD publication information. Send questions about about use of TAD materials, submissions, or other publication matters to the current editor, Paul Lewis (lewis_pa@mercer.edu).

The Library of Congress serials numbers for TAD are ISSN 1057-1027 (print) and ISSN 2154-1566 (online).

TAD is indexed selectively in The Philosopher's Index and Religious and Theological Abstracts and is included in the EBSCO online databases of academic and research journals.

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