Moderator Vacancy Investigation: sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy

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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy 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
good.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:
sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy E-journal on psychology. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

DISTRIBUTION:
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy
sci.psychology.misc

CHARTER

PSYCOLOQUY is a refereed electronic journal
(ISSN 1055-0143) sponsored on an experimental basis by
the American Psychological Association and currently
estimated to reach a readership of 40,000. PSYCOLOQUY
publishes brief reports of new ideas and findings on
which the author wishes to solicit rapid peer feedback,
international and interdisciplinary ("Scholarly Skywriting"),
in all areas of psychology and its related fields
(biobehavioral science, cognitive science, neuroscience,
social science, etc.). All contributions are refereed.
PSYCOLOQUY also publishes multiple reviews of books in any
of the above fields.

Authors of accepted manuscripts assign to PSYCOLOQUY the
right to publish and distribute their text electronically
and to archive and make it permanently retrievable
electronically, but they retain the copyright, and after
it has appeared in PSYCOLOQUY authors may republish their
text in any way they wish -- electronic or print -- as
long as they clearly acknowledge PSYCOLOQUY as its original
locus of publication. However, except in very special cases,
agreed upon in advance, contributions that have already been
published or are being considered for publication elsewhere
are not eligible to be considered for publication in
PSYCOLOQUY.

Please submit all material to ps...@pucc.bitnet or
ps...@pucc.princeton.edu. Anonymous ftp archive is
DIRECTORY pub/harnad/Psycoloquy HOST princeton.edu

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

The group was created by a rename of sci.psychology.digest in a
reorganization of the sci.psychology hierarchy on 5 June 1995. It had
low volume from July 1995 until the end of 2001.

PROPONENT: Steve Bonine <s...@pobox.com>

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant
threads in that newsgroup. To this end, the followup header of this MVI
has been set to news.groups.proposals.

For more information on the MVI process, please see
http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Moderator_Vacancy_Investigations

CHANGE HISTORY:

12 June 2011: Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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