JGR-Solid Earth moves toward electronic communication


  • Deborah Gray


The AGU Council and the Publications Committee have given a high priority to fostering improved AGU communications by electronic transmission. As a result, the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth has taken several initial steps to implement electronic communication. These include electronic data supplements to journal articles. For large numeric data sets, the author will be responsible for depositing the data with an appropriate, approved data center. In the case of small data sets that will fit onto a single 3.5 disk and are inappropriate for a data center, AGU will serve as a storage/distribution facility as it currently does for microfiche. In addition, templates of editorial review forms for referees and associate editors are now available on Kosmos through Internet. Use of these electronic forms will expedite the manuscript review process. The forms can be used with conventional word processing programs and the reviews can be transmitted via e-mail.