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Jan Lay layja at musc.edu
Wed Feb 28 11:14:00 EST 1996

February 28, 1996


I wanted to post an additional "thank-you" to the many people who answered my recent 
post on toxoplasmosis and pregnancy.  I hope that I responded to all who wrote with 
at least a "thank-you."  The information that you all sent me (and are still sending 
me) was very much appreciated and much more specific than what I could find in my 
literature resources.

During these "conversations," I realized that this group would be the perfect place 
to post an open invitation to authors to submit relevant papers to the Journal of 
Agromedicine.  (As the Managing Editor of this journal, manuscript recruitment is 
one of my never ending tasks.)  I believe that many of you who work with parasites 
common to rural or agricultural settings might welcome another arena for your 
research.  To further acquaint you with our diverse journal, I have included our 
Position Statement below.  To those of you who might be interested in submitting 
manuscripts to us, you can reach me at the following:

Jan Lay, MS
Managing Editor
Journal of Agromedicine 
305 Harborview Tower
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

p) 803-792-4705
f) 803-792-4702
layja at musc.edu

I look forward to hearing from you.



Journal of Agromedicine:  Position Statement

Stanley H. Schuman, MD, DrPH, Editor
Jan A. Lay, MS, Managing Editor

The Journal of Agromedicine is directed towards filling the gap between journals 
already devoted to the health and agricultural sciences and focuses on the health 
effects of agricultural activities on workers, consumers and the environment. 

Accepted contributions will advance the understanding of how agricultural sciences 
and health sciences can work together to promote health in those who produce food 
and fiber and those who consume products of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.

Of special interest will be the morbidity and mortality of agricultural and 
associated industrial workers, food quality and safety, frontiers of nutrition, 
biotechnology and cancer prevention, cultural diversity and international 
cooperation in food production in a global economy, environmental issues pertaining 
to agricultural production, and teamwork between consumers, producers, regulatory 
agencies, researchers and health professionals.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS:  Manuscripts relevant to any aspect of agricultural 
medicine are solicited.  Topics should emphasize the prevention of disease or trauma 
and the promotion of health.  This would include but not be limited to manuscripts 
on morbidity and mortality of agricultural and associated industrial workers, food 
quality and safety, cultural diversity and international cooperation in food and 
fiber production, risk assessment/risk management, pesticide use and related 
illness, biotechnology affecting human health, innovations in extension, and cancer 
prevention.  English-language contributions from any country are invited and may be 
national or international in scope.
CONTRIBUTION CATEGORIES:  Categories include scientific research, case reports, 
position papers, literature reviews, new technology, Agromedical meeting highlights, 
book reviews and letters to the editor.  All manuscripts, queries about potential 
submissions, and letters to the editor should be sent to the Managing Editor.  All 
communications will be acknowledged.

REVIEW POLICY:  All manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

STYLE.  Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the uniform requirements 
for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals using the Vancouver style for 
references (N Engl J Med 1991; 324:424-8; BMJ 1991 Feb 9;302(6772)).

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