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In what direction should I be looking for publication?

  1. May 5, 2012 #1
    Hello, recently I've finished writing a paper which I would like to see published somewhere. Unfortunately I am not associated with universities or anyone who is familiar with the publication process and have found myself stuck without any guidance.

    I am convinced that the arguments made are strong enough to pass peerreviews and that the subject is interesting enough for a publication (and the results and the argument are new). However, the subject is very unusual and does not really seem to fit anywhere. To be more precise, it's about the results of an experiment and the thought experiment behind it which both deal with parallel worlds. The results put constraints on the possibility of communication between parallel worlds, something which is hardly groundbreaking but the method in which these constraints have been found is interesting nonetheless.
    While I think that theoretical physics is the field in which it fits best, some might argue that it is better fitting within some discipline of philosophy. Unfortunately, for neither I could find a journal in which it would fit. Besides the unusual subject, the merit of the paper might also lie more in its ability to be interesting/thoughtinspiring than its scientific value (although it should not be dismissed).

    So, where do I go from here? Does anyone have an idea where it might fit?
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  3. May 5, 2012 #2
    Did you only do a thought experiment or are you doing real experiments as well?? Are you using any mathematical and physical formula's, do you derive any formula's??

    Without having seen the paper, I think you might want to publish it in a philosophy journal.
  4. May 5, 2012 #3
    I've done a real experiment as well. The thought experiment already shows the main conclusions, but the real experiment aids to eliminate loopholes. The real experiment is given the main focus in the paper as it's a more direct link to the conclusions.

    No new formulas or calculations are involved, the existence of parallel worlds and part of the main argument is however based on formulas from quantum mechanics. Currently the formulas themselves are not actually stated as what is needed out of them is 'common knowledge'.
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