To all our friends on the East Coast: Be Safe!

Actually, that – be safe – is what Obama said in an email. I’m not totally certain what it means, but we wish the best outcomes for you. Please share how you are, when you can and if you feel like it.

This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35800 km (22300 miles) above the Earth. The animation shows Sandy on October 28, 2012, from 7:15 to 6:26 EDT. Light from the changing angles of the sun highlight the structure of the clouds. The images were collected by NOAA’s GOES-14 satellite. The “super rapid scan” images—one every minute from 7:15 am until 6:30 pm EDT—reveal details of the storm’s motion. NASA animation by Kevin Ward, using images from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. View more imagery from Hurricane Sandy at

Advice on best practises for journals?

I’ve had an email from someone who will soon be editing a postgraduate (or, in American, graduate) journal.  They are hoping to practise triple-anonymous review in order to reduce opportunities for bias, despite being very short-staffed and they’d welcome practical advice on how to do this.  They are also hoping to encourage submissions from members of groups currently under-represented in philosophy, and looking for advice on how to do this.  Any thoughts?