I think these are great ideas Laurie. If the contributors and subscribers
that AFO wants were to come from readers of this site then maybe the journal
would change to what the readers want, if change is needed.
Why not sign up for one year? $32 a year is not a lot to donate to see if
you like it, and remember, you don't need to loin BOCA to subscribe. Who
knows, new subscribers might even enjoy AFO just as it is and it wont need
to change. Perhaps if AFO got more papers from non-academics there would be
enough material for 4 copies a year, at say, 50% academic, 50% field
If people are really interested in AFO/ABW, spend the money and see what is
there now, you might be surprised.
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 6:36 PM, Lawrie Conole <> wrote:
> These old chestnuts ... again!
> A few suggestions from one who has a foot firmly planted in each of the
> academic/professional and birder/naturalist camps:
> i) for those who claim to love AFO the way it was when it was ABW, but
> neither subscribed to or wrote for either, the way forward is clear - get
> writing and open your wallet - if AFO editorial policy is not to your
> liking, participate! the single greatest threat to a journal like AFO is
> lack of participation - if you want more naturalist notes published
> they are _absolutely_ interesting and worthwhile), write some or support
> those who do.
> ii) for those who think AFO, Emu et al. are too formal and demanding,
> perhaps you need to re-launch "Cosmic Flashes" (see if you can find that in
> Google [?] )
> Fire retardant ready - flame away.
> Lawrie Conole
> Northcote 3070 AUSTRALIA
> lconole at gmail dot com
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