Aims and Scope of Tradition & Discovery

Tradition and Discovery (hereafter TAD) is an open access, digital academic journal that is independently published and owned by the Polanyi Society, an IRS 501C3 designated (non-profit) US corporation registered in Missouri. TAD is managed by the TAD Editor (and Editorial Board) whose work is annually reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Polanyi Society. TAD is prepared for publication by Faithlab in Macon, Georgia.

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 currently posted on the Polanyi Society website three times a year (February, July, and October). When each new issue is posted, a table of contents e-mail (with links) is send to the Polanyi Society mailing list. 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 (webmaster@polanyisociety.org).

Scope: Since Michael Polanyi was a polymath whose writings contributed to many fields, the journal publishes scholarly essays which engage Polanyi's work and its implications for a wide range of studies, including, but not limited to, aesthetics, chemistry, economics, ethics, intellectual history, literature, medicine, political and other areas of philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology.

Open Access and Use of TAD materials: 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, search within, link to, download, and print articles and other materials from the TAD digital archives 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 description of Open Access provided by the Budapest Open Access Initiative. The use of TAD materials should conform to Creative Commons Open Access license CC BY-NC-ND.

Archiving Policy: All issues, including the current issue, are available in the digital archives on the Polanyi Society website. 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 material appearing in TAD is held by the Polanyi Society (except in rare cases, noted on articles, in which an author retains the copyright). TAD allows readers to download, print, copy, distribute for non-commercial use, and link to the full texts of its articles. Readers can use TAD materials for any lawful purpose. Permission to reprint or republish materials in educational or scholarly publications can be arranged; please provide the original TAD publication information. Send questions about TAD submissions, about republication or other use of TAD materials, or any other publication-related matters to the current editor, David Stewart (contact@davidjamesstewart.com).

The Library of Congress serials number for the digital TAD is ISSN 2154-1566 (online). The serial number for the earlier published printed TAD available in some libraries is ISSN 1057-1027 (print).

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, as well as the Directory of Open Access Journals.

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