ONLINE ACCESS FOR JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY AND MAMMALIAN SPECIES
Journal of Mammalogy and Mammalian Species are now available online to all ASM members with back issues available via JSTOR. Members will also receive print copies of the Journal for an annual membership fee of $45 for regular members ($35 for students), or they may elect to receive online only versions of both publications for an annual fee of $30 ($20 for members in developing countries). Institutions may subscribe at a rate of $205 for print and online access to the Journal, $55 for online-only access to Mammalian Species, or $250 for both publications.
PDF files for the first 739 Mammalian Species accounts (1969 to 2003) are also available online via the URL below: http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/VHAYSSEN/msi/default.html.
MAMMALIAN SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Twenty-four to 30 accounts are planned for publication in 2007. Each account is 2–14 pages in length and reviews the biology of a particular species in a standard format.
Mammalian Species accounts are produced by assignment only. Upon written request to the Editor for Mammalian Species, exclusive privileges to produce an account will be granted for 3 years; a 1-year extension may be requested if a manuscript is near completion at the end of the initial assignment. At the Editor's discretion, assignments not submitted at the end of this period may be cancelled. A maximum of 5 species may be reserved at 1 time. No free copies are given to authors; page charges may be paid on a voluntary basis.
Mammalian Species will be available online only to all ASM members, beginning in 2006; print copies will no longer be published. Orders for yearly sets of accounts within the past 5 years should be sent to Kathy Votaw, ASM Association Manager, 810 East 10th Street, P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044; 785-843-1235; FAX -1274; email@example.com. Individual accounts are no longer available for purchase. Requests for assignment of species and other editorial queries should be addressed to Meredith Hamilton, Editor of Mammalian Species, Department of Zoology, 430 Life Sciences West, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, 405-744-9685; FAX -7824; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAMMAL IMAGES LIBRARY
The Mammal Images Library is a non-profit education service of the American Society of Mammalogists with the goal of providing images of mammals for educational purposes worldwide. The present collection consists of >1,500 images depicting nearly 800 species, 440 genera, 100 families, and 24 orders. More than 110,000 images are now in use at >3,000 institutions in about 50 countries. Most of the images are available for non-profit use, in a form suitable for optical projection, on the Mammal Images Library webpage at the ASM website ( http://www.mammalogy.org/imagelibrary). In addition to optical projection for non-profit instruction, many of the images can be employed (with permission) for other purposes, including commercial uses. To obtain a catalog that describes the images and gives other information, send US$4 (US$5 outside USA) to Elmer J. Finck, Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099; 785-628-4214; email@example.com. A simple listing of the images can be obtained free from the same address. For permission to use images for purposes other than non-profit optical projection, contact the committee chair: Matthew E. Hopton; firstname.lastname@example.org; 513-759-6551.
The Library continually seeks new images for the collection and urges anyone having images to contribute them. For information about contributing images, contact the committee chair. The committee thanks the 160 persons who have contributed images thus far.
In 1992, the Library instituted a program whereby grants in the form of images can be obtained by educational institutions in developing countries. About 60 grants to applicants from 20 countries have been awarded thus far. Institutions can select up to 50 images of their choice, and can reapply annually. Information about the program can be obtained from John O. Whitaker, Jr., Department of Life Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809; email@example.com. The Mammal Images Library urges ASM members to assist this effort by supplying information about appropriate institutions.
The ASM Membership Committee has devised a method of providing membership in ASM to mammalogists from outside the United States and Canada who wish to become members, but simply cannot afford to. Some members already sponsor ASM membership for foreign mammalogists on a continual basis. However, others who are unable to provide a full membership on a continual basis, may wish to contribute a partial membership or a full membership during some years. Such is now possible through contributions to the Sponsor Fund. The Fund will be handled as follows:
a. From time-to-time, a form on which a member can state his or her name, address, and amount of donation to the Sponsor Fund will be printed in the back of the Journal of Mammalogy and on the reverse of the mailing label that accompanies the Journal.
b. When money in the Fund reaches any multiple of the current amount for annual dues, dues for a mammalogist in need of sponsorship will be paid. Contributions will be used directly to sponsor foreign members: the Fund will not be of the type from which only the interest is used to pay memberships.
c. Money in the Fund will be managed through the Secretary-Treasurer's office.
d. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be designated as the sponsor of record.
e. At the end of 3 years members of the Membership Committee will verify that sponsored individuals still need and want sponsorship. Sponsorship from the Fund could extend to a maximum of 5 years.
Members should submit names and mailing and e-mail addresses of foreign mammalogists in need of sponsorship to the chair of the Membership Committee: Michael R. Gannon, Department of Biology, Penn State University, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3760; 814-949-5210; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAILING AND ADDRESS CHANGES
Members and subscribers are advised that the Journal of Mammalogy is mailed in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Address changes MUST be in the hands of Christy Classi, ASM Association Manager, 810 East 10th Street, P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044; 785-843-1235; FAX -1274; email@example.com by the 1st day of the month of mailing. United States addresses must have zip codes. Address changes are expedited if former address, with zip code, is included.
The Journal of Mammalogy accepts submissions of manuscripts via the Internet. The online system, AllenTrack, allows authors to submit manuscripts online and will speed transmission of manuscripts between reviewers and editors. Submit manuscripts at http://jmamm.allentrack.net.
BUDDY SYSTEM FOR AUTHORS
ASM has a “buddy system” to assist authors who are not native English speakers. “Buddies” are mammalogists who have offered to preview manuscripts that need editorial revision for English. Authors interested in having a manuscript previewed should contact the Journal Editor or an Associate Editor for Journal of Mammalogy. Individuals interested in having their names added to the list of "buddies" should contact Alicia Linzey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NESCent SABBATICAL SCHOLARS, WORKING GROUPS AND CATALYSIS GROUPS
The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is now accepting proposals for sabbatical scholars, working groups, and catalysis meetings. Proposals for postdoctoral fellowships are accepted at the December 1 deadline only. Proposals for sabbatical scholars (1 semester to a full year), working groups, and catalysis meetings are accepted twice a year, with June 15 and December 1 deadlines. Proposals for short-term visitors (2 weeks to 3 months) are considered four times a year, with deadlines on January 1, April 1, July 1, and September 1. For more information, please see our website at https://www.nescent.org/science/proposals.php.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RODENT BIOLOGY ANNOUNCEMENT
The 11th International Conference on Rodent Biology (formerly called Rodens et Spatium) will be held 24–28 July 2008 in Myshkin, Russia. The Conference, hosted by the A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Theriological Community, and Myshkin Municipal District Administration, seeks to bring together scientists studying rodents from all over the world, to associate mammalogists from East and West for future collaborations, and to exchange scientific information and experiences. The 3 most recent Rodent Conferences have been held in Belgium (2002), Poland (2004), and Italy (2006), with 130–150 “rodentologists” from 25–30 countries in attendance at each. Myshkin (literally “little mouse town”) is a village of 6,000 located 250 km north of Moscow, on the Volga River in the historical region of old Russia. Because 2008 is the Year of the Mouse on the Oriental Calendar and has been declared a Festival Year in Myshkin, this is a special time and place for those studying rodents to meet and discuss their researches. Conference information can be obtained from the website www.sevin.ru/rodensetspatium/index.html or by contacting Olga Osipova (email@example.com) or Tatyana Chistova (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Organizing Committee.
10TH INTERNATIONAL MAMMALOGICAL CONGRESS
The IMC-10 will be held in Mendoza, Argentina, from 9–14 August 2009. This is the 1st time the IMC/ITC conference will be held in South America. The organizers want to assemble the greatest diversity of researchers in the field of Mammalogy and to provide a forum for a stimulating exchange of ideas and promotion of collaborative and integrative research among members of our worldwide scientific community. This also is a fantastic opportunity for the promotion and consolidation of an increasing number of mammal societies in South America.
Mendoza is known as “la tierra del sol y del buen vino” [the land of sun and good wine]. It is located in the Andean foothills and offers a wide range of activities and excursions such as a trip to the highest peak in America. The city is well connected either by plane or bus, with frequent flights from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile.
Proposals for symposia are welcome at this time. Standard presentations and poster sessions will be included in the congress. Please send inquires or information to Ricardo A. Ojeda, Chair IMC-10, GiB, IADIZA, CRICYT; CC 507, 5500 Mendoza, ARGENTINA, Tel: ++54-261-5244114, or email@example.com. Preliminary registration can be made at this e-mail address. The Congress website ( www.cricyt.edu.ar/imc10) will be linked to that of the International Federation of Mammalogists ( http://www.mammalogyinternational.org) and to the meetings page of the ASM website.
AUSTRALIAN MAMMAL SOCIETY MEETING
The 54th Australian Mammal Society Conference will be held in Darwin between 29 September and 1 October 2008. For further information you may contact Simon Ward at Simon.Ward@nt.gov.au. Tour companies will offer post-conference trips to Kakadu and/or Litchfield National Parks and other scenic localities. The timing of the Conference presents exceptional opportunities to view wildlife because wetlands and waterholes are drying up in this season.
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