Chemical Literature, Volume 10, Number 3, Fall 1958 Page: 1
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Vol. I0, No. 3
SPEAKERS BUREAU NEWS NOTES
Chairman B. H. Well has appointed a committee to compile
and publicize a list of possible speakers on
subjects related to chemical documentation. It is
hoped to propose subjects which will be sufficiently
broad to interest chemists in general, as well as
The chairman of the committee is M. G. ;,llon,
Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, Lafayette,
Indiana Those who may be interested in giving such
talks may write him. A questionnaire will be mailed
for details. When compiled, the list will be circulated
to the program chairmen of groups, such as local
sections of the American Chemical Society, which may
be interested in having such talks.
Editing the Small Magazine. Rowena Ferguson, Columbia
University Press (New York), 1958. xii +271
This excellent small book should be offered as a
guide to every editorial assistant and editor with
his first appointment on the staff of a house organ,
society journal, or other small magazine. Chapter
(1) The Editorial Process should be required reading
for the executives of any company, organization,
or institution employing an editor for such a publication
because of its understanding discussion of
the professional relationships of an editor and
the qualifications "an editor brings to his job,
or else acquires while in service."
The other six chapters of Part One: Technical
Editorial Functions (The Editorial Process, Editorial
Planning, Procuring Manuscripts, Pictures and Their
Uses, Processing the Manuscripts, Laying Out the
Pages, and Printing the Magazine) complete a basic
handbook of editing developed through Miss Ferguson' s
Part Two: Executive Editorial Functions treats
the nonmechanical aspects of editing in three chapters:
Basic Editorial Functions, Basic Design, anm
The Editor and His Readers.
This would be a realistic text for a course in
magazine production since so many editors start out as
the one-man staff on some small publication. It
should be added to the references the author evaluates
in her useful list for the Editor's Bookshelf.
Dr. E. J. Crane will be honored by the American
Chemical Society at the Chicago Meeting for his service
to the entire profession, almost fifty years
devoted to the development of the most comprehensive
abstracting service in the scientific world, Chemical
Abstracts. He has been Editor since 1915 and will
retire on November 1, 1958.
The "first magazine exclusively for technical
management," Scientific Research, has been announced
by the newly organized Scientific Research Publishing
Company, 84 East Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.
The editor will be Neil Ruzic, who has been
editor of The Frontier, Armour Research Foundation's
research magazine, which won the first place award
of the International Council of Industrial Editors
Consultants Bureau, Incorporated, announces extended
English abstracts of 121 papers presented at
the Fourth Soviet Conference on Electrochemistry and
substantial reductions in the prices of subscriptions
to three translated major Soviet chemical journals.
Dr. ,. H. Bigelow has been promoted to Vice President
of the Plastics and Coal Chemicals Division
formed when Allied Chemical Corporation reorganized
its Barrett Division.
Miss Eva Armstrong will receive the Dexter Award
in the history of chemistry at a dinner to be given
by the Division of History of Chemistry at the Fall
Meeting in Chicago.
The symposium on organic chemistry nomenclature
to be sponsored jointly by the Divisions of Chemical
Literature and of Organic Chemistry at the Fall Meeting
will be the first on that topic since the one
conducted by Dr. Austin M. Patterson in 1951.
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