- Editors' Introduction
This is the sixth issue of Tolkien Studies, the first refereed journal solely devoted to the scholarly study of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As editors, our goal is to publish excellent scholarship on Tolkien as well as to gather useful research information, reviews, notes, documents, and bibliographical material.
In this issue we are especially pleased to publish Tolkien's note on "Fate and Free Will," edited by Carl Hostetter.
With this exception, and that of the lead article (which was solicited from an expert in the field), all articles have been subject to anonymous, external review as well as receiving a positive judgment by the Editors. In the cases of articles by individuals associated with the journal in any way, each article had to receive at least two positive evaluations from two different outside reviewers. Reviewer comments were anonymously conveyed to the authors of the articles. The Editors agreed to be bound by the recommendations of the outside referees. [End Page v]
Douglas A. Anderson is co-editor of Tolkien Studies.
Verlyn Flieger is co-editor of Tolkien Studies.