Kansas Press Offers High-Quality Service and Price Breaks for Authors After having Lancaster Press serve as the printer quite as large for the Bulletin authors providing color for the Society's journals and Bulletin for more than in their articles. Additional benefits from the switch four decades, AMS will be switching to a new press to Allen Press include reduced prices on reprints pur- with the January 1997 issues. The seven technical chased in addition to the 100 free reprints provided journals of the Society will be typeset and printed by to authors whose institutions honor the page charges, Allen Press of Lawrence, Kansas. The Bulletin, with no additional charge for color in reprints, and a faster delivery of reprints to authors. The fulfillment of back its composition and layout handled by Headquarters issue requests is expected to be faster than it has been staff using desktop publishing techniques, will have in the past as well. prepress operations carried out by Allen Press and will be printed at Banta Press in Kansas City, Missouri. A "hidden" benefit included with the move to Allen The change in presses was made after a careful Press is that the journal s will be typeset and composed study by AMS staff, who found that Allen Press (for through direct use of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). This international publishing the journals) and Banta Press (for the Bulletin) will standard provides for greater flexibility in the reuse be able to provide the high quality of service de- of the journals ' content, such as delivery of the jour- manded from the Society's publications, while yield- nals in electronic form. ing several benefits to authors and subscribers. One of the most significant benefits is a substantial reduc- Moving to a new press while maintaining a con- tion of the costs of including color in journal articles. tinuing production schedule is not easily accomplished This reduced cost to AMS is being passed directly on in a publishing program of the scope of the Society's. to the authors in the form of reduced author charges We hope that the transition will be seamless and trans- for color (see announcement on p. 2353). Because of parent to authors and readers (except for the aforemen- differences in the presses used for the Bulletin com- tioned benefits). We ask for your patience if there turn pared to the journals , the color charge reduction is not out to be a few unanticipated glitches along the way.® EDITOR'S NOTE: Several staff changes have been made at AMS since the Staff Directory was printed in the Au- gust Bulletin, namely, a reorganization of staff and duties of the Membership Department. Listed below are the staff names and their corresponding responsibilities. AMS hopes that members will receive more efficient service with these changes. Manager, Special Programs—Kelly Garvey will continue with her CCM/Seals, chapters, and CCM Directory responsibilities, as well as handle employment announcements and special projects that may arise in the future, (telephone: 617-227-2426, ext. 215; e-mail: email@example.com) Manager, Member/Subscription Services—Beth Jarabek will manage the member services per- sonnel as well as process WM O orders, nonmember subscriptions, and agency subscriptions, (tele- phone: 617-227-2426, ext. 214; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Member Services—Donna Fernandez will handle member subscriptions/inquiries, address changes, science fairs, and corporate memberships, (telephone: 617-227-2426, ext. 246; e-mail: email@example.com) 2338 Vol. 77, No. 10, October 1996
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1996
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