PSYCHE FAQ 3.4

Marisa Baschuck X91007 at PITVAX.XX.RMIT.EDU.AU
Wed Sep 29 01:43:35 EST 1993


                           PSYCHE

  an interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness



Below is the PSYCHE FAQ v3.4. It contains the following
information:

Section 1: *GENERAL INTRODUCTION*
Section 2: *NOTES FOR AUTHORS*
Section 3: *BOOK REVIEWS*
Section 4: *SUBSCRIPTIONS TO PSYCHE*
Section 5: *PSYCHE-D*
Section 6: *ARCHIVAL INFORMATION*
Section 7: *THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR, ASSOCIATE EDITORS 
             AND THE EDITORIAL BOARD*


Section 1: *GENERAL INTRODUCTION*

PSYCHE (ISSN: 1039-723X) is a refereed electronic journal
dedicated to supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of
the nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain.
PSYCHE publishes material relevant to that exploration from
the perspectives afforded by the disciplines of Cognitive
Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Artificial
Intelligence and Anthropology.  Interdisciplinary
discussions are particularly encouraged.

PSYCHE publishes a large variety of articles and reports for
a diverse academic audience four times per year. As an
electronic journal, the usual space limitations of print
journals do not apply; however, the editors request that
potential authors do not attempt to abuse the medium. PSYCHE
also publishes a hard-copy version simultaneously with the
electronic version. Long articles published in the
electronic version may be abbreviated, synopsized or
eliminated from the hardcopy version.

The journal publishes from time to time all of the following
varieties of articles. Many of these (as indicated below)
are peer reviewed; all of them are reviewed by editorial
staff.


    Research Articles report original research by the
    author(s).  Articles may be either purely theoretical or
    experimental or some combination of the two.  Articles
    of special interest occasionally will be followed by a
    selection of peer commentaries. Peer reviewed.

    Survey Articles report the state of the art in some
    area(s) of research.  These may be done in the form of a
    literature review or annotated bibliography.  More
    ambitious surveys will be peer reviewed.

    Discussion Notes critique previous research. Peer
    reviewed.

    Tutorials introduce a subject area relevant to the study
    of consciousness to non-specialists.

    Letters provide an informal forum for expressing
    opinions on editorial policy or upon material previously
    published in PSYCHE. Screened by the editorial staff.

    Abstracts summarise the contents of recently published
    journal articles, books, and conference proceedings.

    Book Reviews give an indication of the contents of
    recent books and evaluate their merits as contributions
    to research and/or as textbooks.

    Announcements of forthcoming conferences, paper
    submission deadlines, etc.

    Advertisements of immediate interest to our audience
    will be published: grants available; positions
    available; journal contents; proposals for joint
    research; etc.



Section 2: *NOTES FOR AUTHORS*

Unsolicited submissions of original works within any of the
above categories are welcome. Prospective authors should
send articles directly to the Executive Editor. In the event
that an article needs to be modified for publication the
author will be responsible for making any alterations
requested by the editors. When submitting articles please
follow the notes below:

1. Unless stated otherwise articles should be submitted in
the standard APA (American Psychological Association)
Format. In addition certain modifications have had to be
made to make allowance for the electronic medium of the
magazine.

2. The maximum line width should not exceed 60 characters,
so that people with any kind of terminal can read it without
irritating line-wrapping.

3. Remember that no matter what word-processing program you
use, the article must be saved in the 'ASCII' or 'Text' or
'DOS Text' format prior to uploading and sending it as an
e-mail message. Please do not use any 'funny' characters,
namely those with ASCII codes outside the range 32 to 126
inclusive, as these may not be displayed the same for other
people.

4. Since attributes such as underlining and italics are not
available in ASCII format please use the following
conventions:

*bold*
%italics%
^superscript^
~subscript~
_underline_

In the printed version these will be turned into the right
markups.

4. Since page length loses its meaning in the electronic
medium, authors are asked to number sections, and paragraphs
within sections.  Thus 2.13 would refer to section 2,
paragraph 13 with an article.

5. Similarly, the footnoting/endnoting facility in
word-processing programs is not automatically convertible
into ASCII/Text/DOS Text.  So you will have to do a bit of
'manual' conversion. The footnotes in the text of the
article should be set in 'pointy brackets', e.g. <1>, and
the actual citations should be placed as endnotes at the end
of the article.

6. All sections of the text should be divided by blank
lines, namely section headings, paragraphs, entries in the
bibliography and individual footnotes.

7. Submissions should be preceded by a header containing the
title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), any
affiliations, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone
numbers. The header should be formatted like the following
example.

TITLE: Title of the Paper
AUTHOR: YourFirstName YourLastName
AFFILIATION: YourCollegeorUniversity, YourDepartment
MAIL ADDRESS: StreetAddress, City, State, Zip
E-MAIL ADDRESS: YourEMailAddress
PHONE: Office/(nnn) nnn-nnnn;  Home/(nnn) nnn-nnn

8. After this header there should be an abstract of no more
than 150 words. Please use the 'expanded' abstract form to
somewhat more fully outline your paper's concept (including
how it advances the extant literature on the subject), your
research hypothesis, your methodology, and, most
importantly, your results and their significance.

(Note: An abstract of 150 words at the mandated maximum line
width of 60 characters will be approximately 15 lines long.)

9. The abstract should be followed 5 to 8 indexable keywords.

10. The list of keywords should be followed by the text of 
the paper according to the text format described. This 
should then be followed by the endnotes and the 
bibliography.

11. PSYCHE articles are intended to be widely distributed.
The plain text format required to achieve this is
obviously restrictive. As far as possible, articles should
be written without the use of tables, mathematical
formulae, or diagrams.  Where these are necessary, the
author should include either: ASCII versions of them in
the plain text file; or, a clear indicator of where in the
text a figure is supposed to be introduced along with a 
second file containing the figure (in LaTeX, TeX, 
PostScript, or dvi format) %may% be included on the first 
option (in which case it will replace the ASCII figure in 
the print version of Psyche), but %must% be included on the 
second option.

11. Authors of accepted articles assign to PSYCHE the right
to publish the text both electronically and as printed
matter and to make it available permanently in an electronic
archive. However authors retain copyright of their work and
may republish it in any form they wish so long as PSYCHE is
clearly acknowledged as the original source of publication.



Section 3: *BOOK REVIEWS*

Publishers who wish to have books reviewed should send
copies for consideration to the editor in charge of book 
reviews: Kevin Korb.



Section 4: *SUBSCRIPTIONS TO PSYCHE*

Subscriptions to the electronic version of PSYCHE may be
initiated by sending the one-line message:

SUBSCRIBE PSYCHE-L YourFirstName YourLastName

to LISTSERV at NKI.BITNET or
LISTSERV%NKI.BITNET at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU.



Section 5: *PSYCHE-D*

PSYCHE-D is a moderated discussion group dedicated to
supporting an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of
consciousness and its relation to the brain.  Relevant
perspectives are expected to come from, among others, the
disciplines of Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology,
Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Anthropology.

To subscribe, just send the command:

SUBSCRIBE PSYCHE-D YourFirstName YourLastName

to LISTSERV at NKI.BITNET or
LISTSERV%NKI.BITNET at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU.



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