PSYCHE FAQ

x91007 at pitvax.xx.rmit.edu.au x91007 at pitvax.xx.rmit.edu.au
Wed Jul 6 20:50:50 EST 1994


                           PSYCHE
  an interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness

Below is the PSYCHE FAQ v4.0. The latest version of this FAQ can be obtained 
by sending the message 'GET PSYFAQ ASCII' to <listserv at nki.bitnet>.
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 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 journal.

2. The maximum line width should not exceed 72 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 in the same way
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.

5. Since page length loses its meaning in the electronic medium, authors
are asked to number sections, and paragraphs within sections.  Thus 1.13
would refer to Section 1, Paragraph 13 with an article.  Please follow
this convention even if there is only one section within the body of the
work.

6. 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.

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

8. 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, Country
E-MAIL ADDRESS: YourEMailAddress
PHONE: Office/(nnn) nnn-nnnn;  Home/(nnn) nnn-nnn

9. After this header there should be an abstract of no more than 150
words.  Please use the 'expanded' abstract form to 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 72
characters will be approximately 13 lines long.)

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

11. 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.

12. 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 where possible ASCII versions in the Plain ASCII
file.

It is possible to include more complex figures in the Rich-Text versions
of the journal.  If these are needed for an article they should be
submitted as a second file in either LaTeX, TeX, PostScript, or dvi
formats.  The text of the article should still be submitted as a Plain
ASCII file, with clear indications in the text where figures should be
inserted.

13. Authors of accepted material assign to PSYCHE the right to publish
the text both electronically and as printed matter and to make it
available 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.

14. As PSYCHE is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience authors are
strongly encouraged to avoid jargon where ever possible, and where technical
terms are unavoidable to carefully introduce any used.


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
Department of Computer Science 
Monash University
CLAYTON  VIC 3168
AUSTRALIA.


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.

There is also a paper version of the journal available. Currently costs for a 
year's subscription (i.e. four issues) are set at $55 Australian for 
individuals ($45 in US funds); and $110 for institutions ($90 in US funds). 
All costs include postage and handling. Please direct all inquires to:

Patrick Wilken
Executive Editor PSYCHE
Department of Psychology
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
BUNDOORA  VIC  3083
AUSTRALIA

Email: x91007 at pitvax.xx.rmit.edu.au
Voice: +61 3 888 5450
Fax: +61 3 888 5919


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.


Section 6: #ARCHIVAL INFORMATION#

_Using the GET Command_

To retrieve a file from NKI.BITNET send the following one line command
to LISTSERV at NKI.BITNET or LISTSERV%NKI.BITNET at cunyvm.cuny.edu:

GET FILENAME FILETYPE

Of course, 'FILENAME FILETYPE' must be replaced by the actual name and
type of the file you wish to retrieve.  In order to find out what files
are available for retrieval you may send the following command to
LISTSERV:

INDEX PSYCHE-L

The following filetypes are available: plain-text ASCII; PostScript;
dvi; and LaTeX.  The following abbreviations are used for the
filetypes: ASCII for plain-text ASCII; PS for PostScript; DVI for DVI;
and TEX for LaTeX.

Only eight characters are allowed to be used in naming listserv files.
The following nomeclature has been adopted for individual files:

VNT-xxxx [where V=Volume Number; N=Issue Number; T=Type of
          Material: A=Article, R=Review, O=Other; '-' just
          a dash; xxxx= first three letters of author's
          name]

An entire issue of the journal is stored according to to convention
'VNPSYCHE'.  An index for an issue is stored as 'VNINDEX'; while the
complete index for all previous issues is stored as 'C-INDEX'.

Hence to retrieve in PostScript format a review written by Kevin Korb
for the first edition you would send the following command to
<listserv at nki.bitnet>:

GET 11R-KORB PS

To get a complete copy of the first edition in LaTeX you would send the
command:

GET 11PSYCHE TEX


_Anonymous FTP_

Back issues of PSYCHE are available by anonymous FTP from the following sites:

#Australia#

ftp.cs.monash.edu.au (130.194.64.2) in the directory /psyche 

#Europe#

marduk.iib.uam.es (150.244.14.11) in the directory /pub/Docs/Psyche-Journal
hcrl.open.ac.uk in the directory /pub/psyche
src.doc.ic.ac.uk (146.169.2.10) /packages/e-serials


_GOPHER_

#Australia#

info.anu.edu.au (150.203.84.20)

#Europe#

marduk.iib.uam.es (150.244.14.11) look under /pub/Docs/Psyche-Journal
src.doc.ic.ac.uk (146.169.2.10) look under /packages/e-serials



Section 7: #THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR, ASSOCIATE EDITORS
                   AND EDITORIAL BOARD#

_Executive Editor_

       Patrick Wilken

       Department of Psychology
       Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
       BUNDOORA VIC 3083
       AUSTRALIA

Email: x91007 at pitvax.xx.rmit.edu.au
Voice: +61 3 888 5450
Fax: +61 3 888 5919


_Associate Editors_

       George Buckner
       Martin Marietta Corp.
       79 Alexander Drive, Bldg 4501
       Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
       UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
       grb at nccibm1.bitnet

       David Chalmers
       Philosophy Department
       St. Louis, MO 63130
       Washington University
       UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
       dave at twinearth.wustl.edu

       Winand Dittrich
       University of Hertfordshire
       Psychology Division
       Hatfield AL10 9AB
       UNITED KINGDOM
       w.h.dittrich at hertfordshire.ac.uk

       Guven Guzeldere
       Stanford University
       guven at csli.stanford.edu

       Stephen Jackson
       Department of Psychology,
       UCNW, University of Wales,
       Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG.
       UNITED KINGDOM
       pss042 at bangor.ac.uk

       Bob Jansen
       CSIRO Division of Information Technology
       Locked Bag 17,
       NORTH RYDE NSW 2113
       AUSTRALIA
       jansen at syd.dit.csiro.au

       Kevin B. Korb
       Department of Computer Science
       Monash University
       CLAYTON VIC 3168
       AUSTRALIA
       korb at bruce.cs.monash.edu.au

       Stuart Watt
       Human Cognition Research Laboratory
       Open University
       Walton Hall
       Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
       UNITED KINGDOM
       S.N.K.Watt at open.ac.uk


_Editorial Board_

Bernard Baars
The Wright Institute, Berkeley

John Bigelow
Monash University

Ned Block
MIT

Benjamin Bradley
James Cook University

Andy Clark
Washington University

Luciano da F. Costa
University of Sao Paulo

Eric Dietrich
SUNY Binghamton

Owen Flanagan
Duke University

Stuart Hameroff
University of Arizona

Stevan Harnad
Princeton University

Frank Jackson
Australian National University

Gert-Jan Lokhorst
Erasmus University

Peter Ludlow
SUNY Stony Brook

Bruce Mangan
University of California, Berkeley

David Milner
St. Andrews

Adriano Palma
Bogazici University

David Spiegel
Stanford University

Daniel Suthers
University of Pittsburgh

Steven Tipper
University of Wales, Bangor

Ron Wallis
University of Central Florida

Ingrid Zukerman
Monash University




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