cc: <k.brownatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Mike Hulme" <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 10:53:22 -0000
from: "Neil Adger" <n.adgeratXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: Gec
to: "Malin, Mary \(ELS\)" <M.MalinatXYZxyzevier.com>
Thanks for the message. The contracts arrived today and we will check and
sign them and return them to you.
Ansewers to queries below.
> Once you have informally approached the new board members and got their
> agreement, send me their names and contact details and I'll send them a
> formal letter as and when I receive them. I have a fairly standard letter
> for this, the main point to be clear on is editorial board member
> responsibility. I can send you a copy of this letter if you like, and if
> you wish to make changes then let me know.
WE WILL CHECK THE LETTER WHEN IT IS READY TO SEND. WE INTEND TO USE THE
BOARD MEMBERS ACTIVELY AND WILL MAKE IT CLEAR IN OUR INFORMAL LETTER THAT
THEY WILL RECEIVE A FEW PAPERS EACH YEAR TO REVIEW - THIS WILL BE PART OF
OUR INFORMAL AGREEMENT WITH THEM. I DON'T THINK IT WILL NEED TO BE IN THE
FORMAL LETTER FROM YOU.
> Re. the new board members, Roger Kasperson is already a member. I would
> like to keep Mitchell as founding editor and Zafer as UNU Monitor editor.
> Are you happy for me to go ahead and write to the remaining members asking
> them to step down? Again I have a fairly standard letter for retirees but
> will need to expand on this given the new editorial arrangements. If you
> would like to see a draft of this let me know.
KASPERSON, ZAFER AND MITCHELL ARE FINE. WE DON'T NEED TO SEE YOUR STANDARD
LETTER. GO AHEAD AND RETIRE THEM.
> I would like to aim for issue 3 to remove all the old board members and
> include all the new members (i.e. those who have confirmed at that time).
> are unlikely to have many ready in time for issue 2 but if they are ready
> can include them then.
FINE - LETS SEE HOW QUICKLY INVITEES RESPOND. WE WOULD PREFER THE ALL NEW
BOARD TO BE ANNOUNCED AT ONCE.
> Yes, I think meeting with Martin directly to arrange transfer of the files
> is an excellent idea. To date I haven't received any new submissions and
> assume he will transfer these with the files. I've already explained to
> Martin that you will only be dealing with new submissions, i.e. those
> have not yet been sent for review.
THIS ISN'T QUITE WHAT MARTIN HAD IN MIND, BUT IT IS REALLY UP TO US TO MAKE
THIS GO SMOOTHLY. I HAD ONE MESSAGE LAST WEEK FROM AN AUTHOR WHO HAD HEARD
WE WERE TAKING OVER AS EDITORS. HE HAD SUBMITTED A PAPER IN NOVEMBER AND HAD
NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OR CONTACT FROM MARTIN. I PASSED THE QUERY DIRECTLY TO
MARTIN - WE SINCERELY HOPE THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THESE SORTS OF PROBLEMS
> I can arrange for the honoraria to be paid by cheque or by bank transfer
> (BACS), so could you let me know which you prefer. I will need your bank
> details (account number, sort code, name & address) to pay by BACS.
BANK TRANSFER WILL BE FINE. DETAILS WILL FOLLOW IN SEPARATE MESSAGE.
> I'm going to draft an announcement about your appointment for the website
> and for issue 2, and will send you a copy to comment on later in the week.
> I'll be at a conference in UEA April 28-30, so perhaps we could arrange a
> meeting then, if you are free? It should be a good time to review how
> are going with the transition and the new editorial office, etc.
I MAY BE AROUND - MOST LIKELY. SO HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE. WE WILL WRITE WHEN
WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS WITH AN EDITORIAL ASSISTANT AND WHEN WE ARRANGE TO SEE
NEIL, KATE AND MIKE
> all best
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Adger [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 23 January 2004 17:18
> To: Malin, Mary (ELS)
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk
> Subject: Re: Gec
> 23rd January
> Dear Mary
> You answers are fine. My finalised comments are in capitals below.
> We have been discussing the schedule and perhaps think that we will
> an Editorial on new directions and policies in first issue of 2005. Would
> you consider a restyling of the cover etc for 2005? That would really help
> re-launch the journal.
> In the meantime we would wish to appoint a new Board as soon as practical.
> attach a list of 32 eminent scholars we plan to approach. I guess not all
> them will want to come on board. We plan for 30 in total. As discussed we
> will now approach them informally and if they respond positively, you will
> write to them formally to offer them a place on the Board. Please confirm
> that this is the arrangement.
> We have approached a potential Editorial Assistant who is a first year PhD
> student here at UEA. We hope to confirm soon that he is interested. They
> should then contact you directly.
> Martin Parry has been in contact and has suggested we meet with him
> to hand over the files. We believe this is a good idea, but are waiting to
> confirm our Editorial Assistant before making the arrangements. Do you
> that we should take over the files this way?
> Best wishes