Computerized journal on livestock research
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CTA. 1990. Computerized journal on livestock research. Spore 30. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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new journal, Livestock production for rural development Those interested in acquiring a copy should write to CTA For further details, contact: Dr T R Preston CIPAV, Edificio Camara de Comercio Apartado A? 7482, Cali, COLOMBIA or Dr A Speedy,
Developments in information technology are rapidly changing the way written material is processed and transmitted. Micro-computers and their accessories are becoming commonplace, not only in developed but also in developing countries. A new journal, Livestock production for rural development, has been produced which takes advantage of developments in computer science in order to promote faster, easier, and less costly technology for communication between scientists working in the field of rural development. It aims to promote improved livestock production and associated technologies and thereby contribute to self-reliant ecologically-balanced rural development. CTA is supporting the journal by meeting the cost of distributing 1300 disks to scientists and development workers in ACP countries. Livestock production for rural development is published on standard floppy disks and can be read on basic IBM compatible microcomputers and printers. It does not require any specialized software or word-processing packages. It aims to publish papers as fast a possible, with the minimum of centralized editorial input, and is distributed throughout the world, through a network of interested and sympathetic colleagues. The journal consists of articles, written in ASCII format, and a simple software package that allows the user to view the articles and print them out on any printer. Papers are submitted on disk to a regional language sub-editor. Authors are required to have their papers refereed before submission by at least two scientists who have post graduate qualifications and proven experience. The paper ) can be in any of the journal's languages - English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Livestock production is not only a low-cost medium for publication, it gives new potential for the transmission of scientific data. Despite the simple form of the original disks, the journal may be printed on high quality laser printers for retention on bookshelves and in libraries. Those interested in acquiring a copy should write to CTA For further details, contact: Dr T R Preston CIPAV, Edificio Camara de Comercio Apartado A? 7482, Cali, COLOMBIA or Dr A Speedy, Oxford Computer Journals Ltd 31 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UR, UK