of Friends of Neuroendocrinology Letters
of Friends of NEL, [CoF-NEL] is an 'umbrella', a unifying name for
individuals, researchers, private persons, Institutions, Organizations,
Companies, etc, under which they share their common vision and values
for developing this Journal and wish to give their genuine support
for the activities of the Neuroendocrinology Letters.
Letters (NEL), included Psychoneuroimmunology,
Neuropsychopharmacology, Reproductive Medicine, Chronobiology and
Human Ethology and the International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal
Psychology and Medicine (JPPPM) are totally independent
journals under independent leadership and editorship, and not owned
nor dependent on any other publishing house or any other organization.
of our journals have invested money in costly marketing campaigns
throughout the world for obtaining subscribers or boosting Impact
Factor through buying "subscription" to most expensive "Impact-factor-generating"
databases. This is the reason for not finding our journals in numerous
Libraries world wide in spite of their high scientific quality. We
choose to invest this money in supporting young scientists, researchers,
especially in the field of integrated sciences, both in their research
and in their publishing activities, including publishing their doctoral
impact-factor-focussed scientific world does not know any other means
of 'measuring science' than this. How does the profit-making-company's
goals and methods comply with non-profit-making scientific research
and the individual scientist's ideal work of high quality? (See Guest
Editorial by Charles Jennings "Citation
data: the wrong impact?",
Neuroendocrinol Lett 1999; 20:7-10
by H. L. Freeman "Quantifying
quality" Neuroendocrinol Lett 1999; 20:263).
reading about the Editorial Decision-Making can be found here by J.
L. Crammer "Editor
creates journal" Neuroendocrinol Lett 1999; 20:263
Louise Howard and Greg Wilkinson "Peer
review and editorial decision-making"
Neuroendocrinol Lett 1999; 20:256-260.
many of the authors know that the publisher can double, triple or
multiply even more the IF by buying it for a round sum of USD 6
cite you, you cite me, we cite each other" is one of the bases
for this biased manipulated calculation. Different cultures, traditions
and groups dependent on their decency, knowledge or moral, use this
more or less. What about those who use it less, or not at all? Is
their scientific work of less value? And what about those who use
this as a "scientific method" in everyday procedures,
both as author, Editor, or the "calculator" employed by
a database. [^up]
of Club of Friends, and of both journals, NEL and JPPPM, as well as
of the Society of Integrated Sciences is:
to initiate and support scientific research of interdisciplinary character
in the areas related to these above named journals
to encourage young scientist in their scientific research and
publishing activities, including publishing of their doctoral thesis
to continue to maintain free access for viewing pdf files online for
all our web-site visitors
to further develop the interdisciplinary approach in encountering
different scientific fields affiliated with our journals
is on yearly basis, and anyone who wishes to support and/or take an
active part in developing the activities of NEL is welcome to join
the Club of Friends.
Regular membership includes an Entrance fee (USD 1000) and a Yearly
fee (USD 500).
HONORARY MEMBERS can be invited only by recommendation from two current
CoF Members and includes a yearly fee on individual level, depending
on the nature of active support. Honorary Members can be invited to
join the Club of Friends by the Editor-in-Chief without prior being
an ordinary member of the Club nor Member of the Editorial Board.
the benefits of the Club of Friends are the participation in Conferences
and Meetings organized by the Society of Integrated Sciences and the
Neuroendocrinology Letters or the Club of Friends itself. This includes
also initiation of innovative activities, such as inaugurate Awards
in honor of distinguished personalities for their impact in developing
new scientific approaches, as it was with founding of the ZDENEK KLEIN
AWARD for Human Ethology in 2001.
The Member's benefits includes a Membership Diploma, Special communications,
free subscription to the NEL and to the Prenatal Journal (according
to wish), together with other chosen publications.
financial support in form of grants, gifts (or other), is handled
by a European registered nonprofit society - Society of Integrated
of Integrated Sciences is also a current publisher of the Neuroendocrinology
Letters together with the 'sister-publication', the International
Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine. [^up]
Membership List shows the names of persons who wish to have their
membership of the Club of Friends of NEL as an open membership,
and in this way encourage their colleagues and friends to follow
their example. More information available at request by email.
Club of Friends has also Members who do not wish to include their
names or personal details at this point. This
however is an issue in change as we from the Editorial Office of
the NEL communicate with our Members of the Club on regular basis
and discuss even these details about an open Membership list. [^up]
Marianne Hassler, Ph.D. Member of the Editorial Board of
Bernhard Fink, Member of the Editorial Board of NEL
Igor Kvetnoy, M.D, Ph.D. Member of the Board of Associate
Editors of NEL
Prof. Vladimir Khavinson, M.D., Ph.D., Member of the Editorial
Board of NEL
Dr. Med. Ruediger Lorenz, Member of the Editorial Board
have read the above lines and would like to give my support.
To apply for membership in the Club of Friends of Neuroendocrinology
Letters, please send your Application written in free form, addressed
Editor-in-Chief, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org