A new-look Journal?

Authors: Piers Maclaren
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2010, Issue N.Z.J.For. 55(3) 2010, pp 32, Nov 2010
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: The NZIF Council has a Publications subcommittee, of which I am part. This subcommittee is currently investigating the best way forward for our members’ magazine. Included in the recommendations is a structure of the Journal’s proposed contents: editorial, feature articles, refereed articles, professional papers, Institute news, and so on. My personal wish is to edit a journal that our members would actually enjoy reading. Given members’ busy agendas and the vast quantities of written material that they are reluctantly obliged to absorb in a given week, why would they choose to read this one? Because the Journal could be written in a lively style, attractively illustrated and with short, pithy articles. There would be something in every issue to interest everyone. I have fallen far short of my own goal, as this particular edition demonstrates, and later on some possible reasons are suggested.
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