Welcome to the Electronic Journal of Jaredite Studies, a web publication devoted to the promotion of Jaredite Studies. As an electronic publication, EJJS has numerous advantages over paper publications, in that the costs of production are minimal and new articles can be posted as they are made ready for publication. We at EJJS are committed to providing the Jaredite Studies community a quality resource for the discussion of all things Jaredite, including, but not limited to, the following: archaeology, art history, linguistics, onomastics, toponymics, numismatics, archaeo-astronomy, political science, philosophy, literary studies, law, religion, ethnic studies, paleo-anthropology, paleo-botany, ancient urban studies, history, and Nephite reception of Jaredite culture.
As the leading Jaredite scholar of our age, I have offered my invaluable services as the editor of EJJS in response to the widespread demand of those who have been utterly convinced by my conclusive findings in the field of Jaredite Studies. I humbly thank them for acknowledging a self-evident reality, and promise to bring the rest of them up to speed in a timely fashion.
The Electronic Journal of Jaredite Studies welcomes quality submissions from all qualified contributors. These papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word .doc, .txt, or Apple .rtf format. The paper must not contain the author's name, and it must be double spaced. All citations and bibliography must follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Papers will be read by a board of three peers, headed by the editor, whose knowledge, expertise, brilliance, and spiritual depth surpass all others in the field. After the editor's two readers have submitted their reports, the editor will make the final determination concerning publication in the journal and notify the author within ten business days.
Do not be discouraged if your paper is rejected, because most are. Good luck, and welcome to EJJS. In addition to publishing quality articles, the majority of which will undoubtedly be written by the editor himself, the editor will also provide regular essays on the sad state Book of Mormon scholarship excepting his own work, which is invariably top notch and game-changing.
For the purposes of preserving the history of Jaredite Studies for future generations, the editor has generously provided the original opening post below, which was published under the title, The Definitive Electronic Jaredite Bibliography:
In order to get everyone up to speed on the fundamentals, and not-so-fundamentals, of Jaredite research, I have decided to compile the world's first exhaustive electronic bibliography on the Jaredites. If any of you have additions to make, or comments on the articles, please feel free to share. I believe that a community effort can help advance Jaredite Studies far more quickly than Nephite Studies, which is only right, since much of actual Nephite culture is derivative of the Jaredite.
I look forward to working together to roll forth the great stone of Jaredite Studies.