Moderator Vacancy Investigation: sci.psychology.journals.psyche

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Steve Bonine

Jun 5, 2011, 9:41:01 AM6/5/11
moderated group sci.psychology.journals.psyche

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup sci.psychology.journals.psyche is not functioning,
and may have been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and
installation of a new moderator. In practice, the Big-8 Management
Board considers the third alternative -- changing the status of the
group from moderated to unmoderated -- as likely to cause more harm than

sci.psychology.journals.psyche E-journal on consciousness. (Moderated)


The newsgroup was closed by its moderator on October 26, 2007 in <>. Probe posts to this
group resulted in bounces.



PSYCHE (ISSN: 1039-723X) is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to
supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of
consciousness and its relation to the brain. PSYCHE publishes material
relevant to that exploration from the perspectives afforded by the
disciplines of Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Physics,
Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Anthropology.
Interdisciplinary discussions are particularly encouraged.

PSYCHE publishes a large variety of articles and reports for a diverse
academic audience, published as necessary. As an electronic journal,
the usual space limitations of print journals do not apply; however, the
editors request that potential authors do not attempt to abuse the
medium. PSYCHE also publishes a hard-copy version simultaneously with
the electronic version. Long articles published in the electronic
version may be abbreviated, synopsized or eliminated from the hardcopy

The journal publishes from time to time all of the following varieties
of articles. Many of these (as indicated below) are peer reviewed; all
of them are reviewed by editorial staff. (a) Research Articles report
original research by the author(s). Articles may be either purely
theoretical or experimental or some combination of the two. Articles of
special interest occasionally will be followed by a selection of peer
commentaries. Peer reviewed. (b) Survey Articles report the state of
the art in some area(s) of research. These may be done in the form of a
literature review or annotated bibliography. More ambitious surveys will
be peer reviewed. (c) Discussion Notes critique previous research (Peer
reviewed). (d) Tutorials introduce a subject area relevant to the study
of consciousness to non-specialists. (e) Abstracts summarize the
contents of recently published journal articles, books, and conference
proceedings. (f) Book Reviews give an indication of the contents of
recent books and evaluate their merits as contributions to research
and/or as textbooks. (g) Announcements of forthcoming conferences, paper
submission deadlines, etc. (h) Advertisements of immediate interest to
our audience will be published: grants available; positions available;
journal contents; proposals for joint research; etc.

Unsolicited submissions of original works within any of the above
categories are welcome. Prospective authors should send articles
directly to the Executive Editor. In the event that an article needs to
be modified for publication the author will be responsible for making
any alterations requested by the editors. When submitting articles,
authors should first read the FAQ.


The group passed its vote in June 1995 by 124:24. It was never very active.

PROPONENT: Steve Bonine <>


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