Thursday, December 12, 2019

Delay in September Notornis

There will be a delay in the preparation of the September edition of Notornis, and hence its non-appearance with the September posting. There are several reasons for this, not all of which can be controlled.

The first is the changeover in Editor which involved delays in getting systems organised. The second is that the new editor has had a close family illness that has diverted her attention, and family matters take precedence.

The third reason is that there is a lack of submissions of papers. This would be a great opportunity for those people who have made presentations at the last few AGMs to turn those into papers so that these interesting studies can be shared. There is wonderful research taking place in New Zealand so here is an opportunity to tell the world!

The fourth reason is that authors have been slow to respond to suggestions from the editors, and this delays the publication.

I would ask members to be patient until we sort this delay. It may mean the issue of two editions close together or a larger version in December. This matter will be considered by council at the October meeting.

David Lawrie