From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Steve Bonine <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  sci.psychology.journals.psyche
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:41:01 EDT
Message-ID: <>

               moderated group sci.psychology.journals.psyche

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup sci.psychology.journals.psyche is not functioning, 
and may have been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function, 
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and 
installation of a new moderator.  In practice, the Big-8 Management 
Board considers the third alternative -- changing the status of the 
group from moderated to unmoderated -- as likely to cause more harm than 

sci.psychology.journals.psyche E-journal on consciousness. (Moderated)


The newsgroup was closed by its moderator on October 26, 2007 in <>.  Probe posts to this 
group resulted in bounces.


PSYCHE (ISSN: 1039-723X) is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to 
supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of 
consciousness and its relation to the brain.  PSYCHE publishes material 
relevant to that exploration from the perspectives afforded by the 
disciplines of Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Physics, 
Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Anthropology. 
Interdisciplinary discussions are particularly encouraged.

PSYCHE publishes a large variety of articles and reports for a diverse 
academic audience, published as necessary.  As an electronic journal, 
the usual space limitations of print journals do not apply; however, the 
editors request that potential authors do not attempt to abuse the 
medium. PSYCHE also publishes a hard-copy version simultaneously with 
the electronic version.  Long articles published in the electronic 
version may be abbreviated, synopsized or eliminated from the hardcopy 

The journal publishes from time to time all of the following varieties 
of articles.  Many of these (as indicated below) are peer reviewed; all 
of them are reviewed by editorial staff. (a) Research Articles report 
original research by the author(s).  Articles may be either purely 
theoretical or experimental or some combination of the two. Articles of 
special interest occasionally will be followed by a selection of peer 
commentaries.  Peer reviewed. (b) Survey Articles report the state of 
the art in some area(s) of research.  These may be done in the form of a 
literature review or annotated bibliography. More ambitious surveys will 
be peer reviewed. (c) Discussion Notes critique previous research (Peer 
reviewed). (d) Tutorials introduce a subject area relevant to the study 
of consciousness to non-specialists. (e) Abstracts summarize the 
contents of recently published journal articles, books, and conference 
proceedings. (f) Book Reviews give an indication of the contents of 
recent books and evaluate their merits as contributions to research 
and/or as textbooks. (g) Announcements of forthcoming conferences, paper 
submission deadlines, etc. (h) Advertisements of immediate interest to 
our audience will be published: grants available; positions available; 
journal contents; proposals for joint research; etc.

Unsolicited submissions of original works within any of the above 
categories are welcome.  Prospective authors should send articles 
directly to the Executive Editor.  In the event that an article needs to 
be modified for publication the author will be responsible for making 
any alterations requested by the editors.  When submitting articles, 
authors should first read the FAQ.


The group passed its vote in June 1995 by 124:24.  It was never very active.

PROPONENT:  Steve Bonine <>


Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should 
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant 
threads in that newsgroup.  To this end, the followup header of this MVI 
has been set to news.groups.proposals.
For more information on the MVI process, please see


5 June 2011:  Moderator Vacancy Investigation