FMCS Information Exchange Committee
Co-Chair: John Jenkinson
The development and distribution of scientific, technical, and non-technical information among Society members, natural resource managers, policy and other decision makers, and to the public at-large are vital functions of this committee. Specifically, the Information Exchange Committee has oversight of FMCS web pages, the Society's journal Walkerana-The Journal of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, and the newsletter Ellipsaria.
Ellipsaria is the newsletter of the FMCS. It includes Society news, meeting presentation abstracts, job postings, meeting notices, publication announcements, informal articles about ongoing research, and comments on current issues affecting freshwater mollusks. This format evolved from the Triannual Unionid Report, an informal newsletter distributed for several years prior to formation of the FMCS.
Ellipsaria is posted on the FMCS web site quarterly, in March, June, September, and December. Contributions may be submitted at any time but are due by the 15th of the month before each issue is posted (i.e., February 15, May 15, etc.). Anyone may submit material for inclusion in Ellipsaria; however, only FMCS members with a valid user name and password can access the current issue online. All back issues are open-access. Ellipsaria became an online-only newsletter in 2011 and is no longer printed and distributed through the mail.
Information for possible inclusion in Ellipsaria should be submitted electronically via e-mail to the editor, John Jenkinson, at email@example.com. MSWord is optimal for text documents but the editor may be able to convert other formats. Graphics should be in MSExcel, PhotoShop, TIF, GIF, BMP, or EPS format; again, the editor may be able to translate other formats. Please limit the length of informal articles to one page of text. Note that submissions are not peer reviewed but are checked for clarity and appropriateness for this newsletter.
Feel free to contact the editor with any questions about possible submissions or transmission concerns:
surface mail: Ellipsaria Editor, 305 Revere Avenue, Clinton, TN, USA 37716.
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