CALL FOR DISCUSSION: bionet.journals.note

Thu Oct 22 04:54:53 EST 1992

Dr. Forsdyke:

In your proposal for a journals.note newsgroup, the last paragraph noting
potential involvement of journal editors might be expanded to include the
concept of 2-way interaction between authors and journals, rather than the
apparent suggestion for a 1-way announcement medium.

The potential for editors and editorial staff to respond in an open discussion
forum to general points would be beneficial in developing the role of journals
in response to the demands of the community which they serve. However, it 
should also be noted that private lines of communication would remain more
appropriate when dealing with points related to individual submissions.

I look forward to voting positively on this initiative in due course.


John Dyer                           e-mail: j.dyer at
Editorial Manager                      tel: +31 (20) 580 3510
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta          fax: +31 (20) 580 3506

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