>You are changing the focus of the discussion from the details of a policy, to
>rumour and innuendo. There is only one issue to resolve:
>>Is PNAS any different from an edited book?
Forsdyke replies: Yes it is different, because journals are not edited books
and we are discussing journals. But considering books, if I were asked to edit
a book I would approach potential contributors based solely on their expertise
not on whether they happened to be members of a certain club, access to which
is rumoured to be rather politicised.