Just a reminder of what PNAS stands for:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
It is rather silly to tell any organization how to run their (bi-)monthly
newsletter. Originally, these "Proceedings" journals really were
compilations of what was said at each society's meetings, but of
course these papers aren't really "read" out loud anymore.
Would PNAS be a better journal if it quit being the P of the NAS?
Undoubtedly, since a great amount of junk and crockery gets published there.
But it's their right to operate in such an idiosyncratic manner if
they so choose.
Department of Cellular & Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI
robison at biosun.harvard.edu