Ketchum Study Will Not Be Published In A "Cryptozoology Journal Of Any Type" [Bigfoot DNA]
This morning, Loren Coleman reported that Dr. Karl P.N. Shuker recently announced a new peer-reviewed publication called "Journal of Cryptozoology".
According to Coleman:
"Since the journal is planned to be a scientific one devoted to a specific subdiscipline of zoology, i.e. cryptozoology, it must adhere to the same structure and procedures that scientific journals devoted to mainstream subdisciplines of zoology adhere to, which involves submitted papers being assessed by academically-qualified zoologists with specialized knowledge in that particular subdiscipline."
After Coleman's report, you can probably imagine the questions that were sent to Dr. Melba Ketchum regarding her Bigfoot DNA paper slated for publication in an undisclosed journal. Dr. Ketchum's entire study will be 4 years in the making in March. The paper was written in 2011.
On her public Facebook page today, she decides to post an update probably to prevent any rumors from starting about her paper being published in a cryptozoolgy journal:
Fact: This paper has not and will not go to a cryptozoology "journal" of any type. Stringent, skeptical review is necessary for the success of this paper, thus the length of time it is taking to get this out. It would have been out a long time ago if we would have chosen to send it to some obscure journal or some type of crypto journal but I prefer the more difficult path because it makes the paper credible to the scientific community.
- Dr. Melba Ketchum