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Subject: Call for papers--Collection Forum

Call for papers--Collection Forum

From: Ann Pinzl <apinzl>
Date: Monday, November 10, 2003
This is an invitation to submit manuscripts to Collection Forum, the
journal of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History
Collections/SPNHC. We have recently revised the guidelines for
manuscripts to reflect the fact that papers in Collection Forum need
not just address research on natural history collections care.

Collection Forum is an internationally respected peer reviewed
journal. Papers published in Collection Forum are intended to
reflect the spirit of SPNHC, which follows: SPNHC is a
multidisciplinary organization composed of individuals who are
interested in development and preservation of natural history
collections. Natural history collections include specimens and
supporting documentation, such as audio-visual materials, labels,
library materials, field data, and similar archives. Preservation
refers to any direct or indirect activity providing continued and
improved care of these collections and supporting documents. The
Society actively encourages the participation of individuals
involved with all aspects of natural history collections.

Articles for Collection Forum are six to 30 pages double-spaced
(approximately 7500 words) including abstract and literature cited,
plus figures and tables. They may include original contributions to
the literature or significant review articles dealing with the
development and preservation of natural history collections.
Contributions may include, but are not restricted to, reports of
research and methodologies for the collection, preparation,
conservation, storage, and documentation of specimens, and
discussion of some philosophical, theoretical, and historical
aspects of natural history collection management. Case studies that
serve to document or augment a philosophy, methodology, or research
activity will be considered, but general descriptions of a specific
collection or institution are not accepted. The following points are
considered when papers are reviewed for Collection Forum: 1) Is the
content appropriate to the purpose of the journal and Society? 2)
Does the title reflect the thrust and limitations of the paper? 3)
Are the contents clearly and logically presented and the paper well
organized? 4) Does the paper contribute to the body of knowledge and
literature? 5) Is the study integrated with existing knowledge and
literature? Is the literature cited appropriate for the study? 6)
Are the tables and figures clearly presented? Are they necessary to
support the text? If the paper presents research, 7) Is the
methodology technically and logically sound? and 8) Are the
conclusions supported by sufficient data? Please visit the SPNHC web
site at <URL:> to view past titles and abstracts
or contact the Managing Editor directly for more information. Janet
Waddington Assistant Curator, Palaeobiology Managing Editor,
Collection Forum Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2C6 Phone 416-586-5593 Fax: 416-586-5863 Email
janetw [at] rom__on__ca

Ann Pinzl
4020 Hobart Road
Carson City, Nevada 89703

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Received on Monday, 10 November, 2003

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