The Journal of Opinions, Ideas and Essays (JOIE)

The Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays (JOIE) is a new, open access, electronic journal sponsored by the University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA), and accessed at pubs.lib.umn.edu/joie. JOIE is supported by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing system. Its purpose is to provide a digital venue for a wide variety of articles submitted by retired or active faculty, staff and civil service colleagues from the Twin Cities and Coordinate Campuses of the University. Articles may be intended for a broad, general audience or for a more specialized readership. Examples might be biographical, historical, or literary essays; matters of curricular interest; comments on University issues or issues in higher education; pedagogical essays; short stories or poetry; book reviews; speculative scientific hypotheses; or comments having to do with scientific, legal or agricultural ideas. As an electronic journal, JOIE can accommodate graphics and illustrations and is well-suited for photographic essays or other artistic presentations.