new (free!) science humor journal

Marc Abrahams jir at
Thu Nov 11 18:00:44 EST 1993

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Announcing a new electronic journal:

The Mini-Journal of Irreproducible Results ("Mini-JIR")
             The Official Electronic Mini-Organ of
             The Society for Basic Irreproducible Research

             Mini-JIR is produced jointly by
             The Journal of Irreproducible Results (JIR) and
             The MIT Museum.

             First issue:  November, 1993    ISSN 1072-7159

             Key words: science humor Ig Nobel

Purpose of the Mini-Journal

The Mini-Journal of Irreproducible Results publishes news
about overly stimulating research and ideas. Specifically:

A) Haphazardly selected superficial (but advanced!)
abstracts of research news and satire from the Journal of
Irreproducible Results (JIR). JIR itself is a print journal,
which since 1955 has been publishing irreproducible science
humor from laboratories around the world and elsewhere.

B) News about the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. Ig Nobel
Prizes honor "achievements that cannot or should not be
reproduced." A public ceremony is held at MIT, in Cambridge
Massachusetts, every autumn. The ceremony is sponsored
jointly by JIR and by the MIT Museum. The first issue of
Mini-JIR contains a list of the 1993 Ig Nobel Prize winners.

C) News about other science humor activities conducted by
the MIT Museum and JIR.

How to Subscribe

The Mini-Journal of Irreproducible Results is an electronic
publication, available over the Internet, free of charge. It
is distributed as a LISTSERV application.  We expect to
publish 6-12 issues per year.
To subscribe, send a brief E-mail message to either one of
these addresses:
The body of your message should contain ONLY the words
"SUBSCRIBE MINI-JIR" followed by your name.
Here are two examples:
       SUBSCRIBE MINI-JIR Irene Curie Joliet
       SUBSCRIBE MINI-JIR Nicholas Lobachevsky

                    If you need to contact the editor,
                    send E-mail to:  jir at

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