PBS is seeking a new Bulb Garden editor

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:01:47 PDT
Tony Avent wrote
>This poses an interesting question.  Since the IBS is now defunct, 
>there is no venue for publishing in depth scientific bulb articles 
>as they did in Herbertia.  Any chance PBS would have any interesting 
>in becoming the new venue for such articles by expanding to such a 

PBS is much too small a society, and its dues too low, to take on the 
expense of a successor to Herbertia . As a former editor of an 
academic journal and a plant quarterly (and former subscriber to 
Herbertia), I understand the time and effort put into them and the 
expense of printing and mailing them. Moreover, it's now more 
convenient and far, far cheaper to publish such articles on 
open-access websites.

Such a website would require both an editor and a site manager, and a 
decision would have to be taken on whether to restrict it to 
peer-reviewed articles. It would not replace PBS's small quarterly, 
the Bulb Garden, which is intended mostly for keen gardeners. I'd be 
happy to see a project like this and could help with editing, but I 
am not an IT specialist.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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