________________________________________________________________ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5 THE INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER JUNE, 1995 ________________________________________________________________ SECTION B: INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER UPDATE ********* * INDEX * ********* 1. NEW IPN LISTSERVICE 2. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS 3. POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT IPN A. EDITOR - CALENDAR/ANNOUNCEMENT SECTION B. NEWS JOURNALIST ================================================================ 1. NEW IPN LISTSERVICE ================================================================ In response to problems surrounding its general distribution and the distribution of the April issue in particular, the InterPsych Newsletter (IPN) has changed its method of distribution. Prior to the move to Netcom, the Newsletter was distributed via a master list of all people participating in InterPsych's forums. After the move, we experienced a variety of problems making this list operational and, upon releasing the March issue, received letters from people who wanted the option to "unsubscribe" as the size of the Newsletter created problems for people with small-sized accounts. To solve both of these problems, the Newsletter has moved to its own listservice. Having IPN distributed via its own listservice enables prompt delivery and ensures that IPN is distributed only to people who wish to receive it, giving IP members greater reliability and flexibility. Additionally, this listservice is a "send only" mailing list which means that the list is used solely for the purpose of distributing the Newsletter. No other messages will be posted via this list. To subscribe to the IPN Listservice, please send a message to: LISTSERV@FRA.PSYCH.NEMC.ORG with the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE IPN Please note, you will NOT receive the Newsletter unless you subscribe using the procedure outlined above. If you have any questions about subscription or problems subscribing, please feel free to contact me. I hope these changes will help IPN better serve the InterPsych community. Sean P. Sullivan Editor-in-Chief, InterPsych Newsletter (email@example.com) ================================================================ 2. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS ================================================================ The Newsletter has substantially revised its Instructions for Authors. The new instructions are listed below. *Instructions for Authors* Below are Instructions for Authors for different sections of the InterPsych Newsletter. At the end of the document is information on submission deadlines and where to send submissions. Any questions regarding submissions should be sent to Sean P. Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, InterPsych Newsletter at (firstname.lastname@example.org). A. RESEARCH (articles): I. General Guidelines Articles are submitted to the InterPsych Newsletter (IPN) with the understanding that they represent original work and have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Copyright for accepted articles must lie with the Newsletter. Authors should acknowledge all forms of support that have contributed to their research or the preparation of the manuscript submitted. Authors must also state under separate cover any financial or commercial involvements or any other potential conflicts of interest related to their submission. This information may be shared with reviewers at the discretion of the Editor. II. Format: Articles should be submitted in ASCII form with a 2.5" margin on the right hand side (approximately 50 characters/line for a 10 point font). Articles should contain a clear title and list of authors. Degrees should be included after each author's name. The article should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words summarizing the content of the article. Text of the article should not exceed 6,000 words (including references). References should be in American Psychological Association (1994) format. Authors assume responsibility for checking the accuracy of all references. Grant support should be listed in a separate paragraph following the reference section. See above for guidelines regarding disclosure of support. After the grant support section should be brief descriptions about the authors, including current professional position and institutional affiliation. III. Manuscript processing Confirmation that your manuscript was received will be sent within approximately 7 business days. After this time you should receive notification of acceptance or rejection within 6 weeks. If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to send a word-processor copy of the article in the format listed above. Shortly before your article is released, you will receive a typeset copy of the article for review. To ensure timeliness of publication, you are asked to return the typeset version with corrections within 2 business days. Failure to do so may result in delays in publication. Changes made to the manuscript should only involve correction of errors in typesetting. Any other changes made must be listed in writing and may result in delays in publication. Manuscripts should be sent to the address listed at the end of this document. B. RESEARCH (Calls for collaborators/Search for Information) I. Calls for collaborators The header of the message should read "SEARCH:" with additional information in the header describing the general subject matter (i.e., NEUROSCIENCE). The body of the message should contain information on the type of collaboration involved and also the submitter's full name, institutional affiliation, postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. II. Request for information Requests for general information, personal experiences, inquiries on grants and funding opportunities, information on research programs, feedback from experts, sponsors, and sponsorship offers are welcome. The header of the message should read "REQUEST:" with additional information in the header describing the general subject matter of the study (i.e., SCHIZOPHRENIA). The body of the message should include the submitter's full name, institutional affiliation (if any), postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. C. RESOURCES: The Newsletter welcomes submissions of new mental- health-related resources on the Internet (e-mail list, WWW page, FTP site) and information on Internet events of general interest. Submissions should be sent in the following format: a) Title of resource b) WWW, e-mail, FTP address etc. c) brief description of resource. d) subscription information (if applicable). D. CALENDAR: Calendar submissions should be sent in the following format: dates of event, title, sponsor, location, continuing education credits (if applicable), and the name, e-mail address, and phone number of a contact person. E. EMPLOYMENT: Submissions should be in the following format: 1) Position title, 2) Institution name, 3) Institution location, 4) Full description 5) Contact information. F. BEST OF INTERPSYCH: This section of the newsletter contains some of the eloquent, timely, or particularly informative messages from recent discussions on InterPsych's forums. Summaries of discussions, information of cross-forum interest, but also humorous anecdotes and reports on the group dynamics of discussion on forums are invited. If you have seen a posting that falls into this category and deserves another look by the larger InterPsych community, please forward it to the IPN mailbox. Please include either a "Best of IP" subject heading or put a note to this effect in the body of the message. G. DEADLINES To be included in the current month's newsletter listings for the Announcement, Employment, Resource, Calendar, and Letters sections must be sent in by the third Friday of the month. The InterPsych Newsletter does not guarantee inclusion of any submissions to the newsletter. The Newsletter also reserves the right exclude listings which it does not feel are relevant or which are primarily commercial. H. IPN MAILBOX Submissions to all sections of the InterPsych Newsletter should be sent to the Newsletter mailbox at: (email@example.com). ================================================================ 3. POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT IPN ================================================================ The InterPsych Newsletter is currently looking for people to fill the following positions at the Newsletter: A. EDITOR - CALENDAR/ANNOUNCEMENT SECTION ------------------------------------- This position (which may be divided into two positions) involves collecting and formatting mental-health-related conference and announcement listings relevant to the InterPsych community. This is an editorial position that requires submitting a monthly sections complying with standard formatting under firm deadlines. The editor will report directly to the Executive Editor of the Newsletter. This is a volunteer position. If you are interested in this position, please send a message stating your interest and relevant experience to Sean P. Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, InterPsych Newsletter at (firstname.lastname@example.org). B. NEWS JOURNALIST --------------- This position involves writing short articles on current events in mental health. All articles are assigned by the News editor. Journalists can work on the Newsletter either on a monthly basis (writing for each issue) or bimonthly basis (writing for every other issue). Journalists must be able to work under firm deadlines. Some writing experience is preferred. This is a volunteer position. If you are interested in this position, please send a message stating your interest and relevant experience to Sean P. Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, InterPsych Newsletter at (email@example.com).