BULLETIN Review System Online
Another step into the digital world has been taken by
the AAPG BULLETIN, which now offers an online submittal, review
and editing system.
The BULLETIN's Rapid Review System now digitally
accepts papers for consideration, allows reviewers to review, editors
to edit, authors to follow their papers through the process, all
online from a central, easily accessible Web site.
"Experience at other scientific journals suggests
that this capability should knock off several months of the submit-to-print
turnaround time for a manuscript," said AAPG Elected Editor John
Lorenz, who added that the system "will contribute significantly
to solving the chronic headache of publication backlogs.
"We already have seen reduced shipping and reproduction
costs, quicker responses from reviews and improved reliability in
getting manuscripts between far-flung physical locations," Lorenz
The BULLETIN will continue to accept mailed-in hardcopy
manuscripts via the traditional process without prejudice. However,
most of these will be converted to electronic format and entered
into the system at AAPG headquarters.
"This is the wave of the future," Lorenz said, "and
we expect/hope that the preponderance of submissions will be through
this system within a year."
Please take time to review the Instructions
to BULLETIN authors should you wish to submit an article for