Dandy Dime

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Mon Mar 31 07:08:16 CST 1997


*Anything* can and does happen.  Earlier in this Century, in 1939, Embrik
Strand started and organized, paid for the symposium, then paid for the
publishings of the works of his *own* FESTSCHRIFT.  This was all for the
purpose of celebrating his 60th birthday.  The topics are on such diverse
things as beetles, spiders, molluscs, flies, hyms, myriapods, scorpions
and nematodes.

Of course, at the beginning of Volume I there is a photo of him, and
there are others in Vols III and V.  Yeah, a 5-volume set with the fewest
pages in a volume at 644, and the most at 784.

Robin Leech

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Thomas G. Lammers wrote:

> At 07:55 AM 03-30-97 -0700, JOSEPH E. LAFERRIERE wrote:
> > Suppose  five  graduate  students  at  the  same
> >college decided  to start  their own  journal, reviewing each
> >other's papers.  Does this  count as  peer review?
> It has happened.  The journal "Isleya", devoted grass and legume
> systematics,  was started in the 1970's by several grad students at Iowa
> State University.  Not sure how they handled reviews, or whether any
> novelties were published there.  Not sure of its ultimate fate; perhaps some
> of the principals are out there and could comment?
> **************************************************************************
> Thomas G. Lammers
> Department of Botany                     Classification, Nomenclature,
> Field Museum of Natural History          Phylogeny and Biogeography
> Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive       of the Campanulaceae
> Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496 USA
> e-mail:     lammers at fmppr.fmnh.org
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> or founder depending on how well the librarians do their jobs."
>                             -- Robert A. Heinlein

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