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01-22-1997, 03:14 PM
Ergonomics Australia On-Line

Announcement & Invitation to Contribute

Ergonomics Australia is the official journal of the Ergonomics Society of
Australia Inc., a federated society of the International Ergonomics
Association. The primary role of the journal in the past has to provide the
means of communication between the society and its members. In 1997 this
role, and the intended audience, is to be expanded through simultaneous and
parallel publication of a hypertext edition - Ergonomics Australia On-line.
This edition will utilise the potential of the internet to enable the rapid
dissemination of information related to Ergonomics in a forum comparable to
conventional conference.

Access to Ergonomics Australia On-Line will be provided free of charge as
a service to the international community of ergonomists, and related
professions, and all are invited to take advantage of this offer. A table
of contents for each bi-monthly issue will be emailed to relevant list
servers and interested persons; if you wish to be added to this list please
send email to robin@hms.uq.edu.au.

The international community is also invited to submit contributions for
publication in Ergonomics Australia On-Line , subject to a (rapid) review
process. Reports of basic or applied research are welcomed, but other
material which does not readily find outlet in archival journals is
especially encouraged. Suitable items would include critical reviews of
literature, case studies, teaching materials, work in progress, and items
of anecdotal, speculative, controversial, or even polemic character.
Anything related to ergonomics/human factors in the broadest sense will be
considered. Prospective authors are invited to discuss their proposed
submission with the editor (contact details below).

One aim of the journal is to allow opportunity for authors to receive
feedback, either privately or publicly, and to stimulate discussion and
debate, which can take place in the form of letters and responses linked to
the hypertext edition. Hypertext also has the advantage of allowing
incorporation of graphics, or (low quality) video. Graduate students in
particular, especially those for whom attendance at international
conferences is expensive, may find this a cost-effective way of
publicising their work.

Please note that, although submissions will be reviewed by an editorial
board for suitability, the intention is not to provide a substitute for
publication in peer reviewed archival journals. Publication in Ergonomics
Australia On-Line should not preclude submission to such journals, but
rather is a complementary medium equivalent to publication in conference
proceedings with limited availability. The primary advantage of this medium
is speed. An editorial decision will be provided within 3 weeks of receipt,
and publication within 2 months of acceptance.

Submission may occur in a variety of ways. Authors conversant with
hypertext markup language may prefer to send final html files, otherwise
documents saved as Rich Text Format are preferred, although any common
format should be fine. Files should be sent as an attachment to email, or
copied to 3.5" floppy and sent by post (provide an email address for reply
if possible please).

All submissions, proposals, expressions of interest, (or offers to edit a
special issue!), should be sent to the Editor:

Robin Burgess-Limerick PhD
email: robin@hms.uq.edu.au
fax +61 7 3379 3545 or +61 3365 6877
ph +61 7 3365 4718
Department of Human Movement Studies
The University of Queensland, 4072

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Robin Burgess-Limerick ph: +61 7 3365 4718
Department of Human Movement Studies, fax: +61 7 3365 6877
The University of Queensland, 4072
AUSTRALIA email: robin@hms.uq.edu.au

Personal pages - http://www.uq.edu.au/~hmrburge/

HMS Department pages - http://www.uq.edu.au/hms/

Ergonomics Australia On-Line - http://www.uq.edu.au/eaol/

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