Barry Hardy posted this message recently regarding papers presented
at the First Electronic Glycoscience Conference (EGC-1).
* The special issue of refereed EGC-1 papers will be published in
Glycoconjugate Journal ca. early 1997. If any author
has any concern about waiting until this date for publication
of their paper please email barry at bellatrix.pcl.ox.ac.uk.
Now that a system is in place we anticipate that we will
be able to offer an accelerated publication of accepted EGC-2
papers in Glycoconjugate Journal in 1997.
As Chief Editor of Glycoconjugate Journal, I would briefly like to explain
the reason for the delay. The decision to publish EGC-1 papers was taken
rather late in planning our 1996 schedule. At that time, we were already
well on the way towards two special 1996 issues, one honouring
Dr.Sen-Itiroh Hakomori's 65th birthday (which attracted over 40 papers) and
a second issue on mucins (which will contain over 20 papers). These
special issues are scheduled to appear as Nos.2, 3 and 4 (April, June,
August). We also have many regular papers that are scheduled for
publication in 1996 and finally, we will publish the abstracts for the 4th
Jenner International Glycoimmunology Conference to take place in Athens,
Greece, in November, 1996. We may be able to place some of the EGC-1
papers into the No.6 issue of 1996 (December), but as Barry Hardy has
indicated, it is very likely that the EGC-1 papers will have to wait until
the No.1 issue of 1997 (February). My apologies to all authors for this
The good news is that our planning is much better for publication
of EGC-2 papers and we hope to have these out within a few months after the
EGC-2 meeting in September of 1996.