What’s In It For Me?
What’s in it for you? Well, the answer many publications peddle – especially those, like us, that cannot offer monetary compensation in the traditional sort of way – is we’re a platform that assists contributors in gaining more exposure and audience for their work. And, sure, in many ways, that’s true. But, there’s a bit more to it for us. Ideologically, we side with the desire to create a robust intellectual “commons,” which is why the work in Nomos Journal will always be open and accessible. So while exposure and audience might be professionally titillating, the expansion of public knowledge and spheres of debate and critical inquiry are even more intellectually stimulating for us – and this is an expansion that we encourage all of our contributors to actively take part in facilitating (that means help us self-promote and network your own work in Nomos Journal, folks!). And even though we lack the resources to reasonably compensate our columnists and contributors, we do have some options in place for their readers to offer their own support: columnists and contributors have the option to include a link to services like Patreon, Ko-fi, Buy Me a Coffee, or PayPal (or others) with their work, and we strongly encourage them to do so.
We’re also in the midst of shifting towards a Creative Commons licensing scheme across the site, so stay tuned!