Dear Friend of the Ordovician,
We are now into 2019, which means
that you are receiving my annual request for research reports covering 2018, to
be compiled and published as Ordovician News Number 36.
The format of the newsletter will
closely follow that of previous issues (which you can access on the Ordovician
Subcommission web page, at http://ordovician.stratigraphy.org )
2019 is a significant year for
all Ordovician research workers, as the 13th International Symposium
on the Ordovician System (13th ISOS) will be held in Novosibirsk,
Russia, during July. The ISOS is held every four years, and is the major global
conference for Ordovician specialists to present their research and hear the
latest advances in Ordovician studies from their colleagues.
receipt of your contribution to Ordovician News Number 36 will be
February 28, 2019.
I anticipate that the Newsletter
will be distributed in March 2019 (early April at the latest), depending on
when the Final Circular for the 13th ISOS is ready for inclusion in Ordovician
You are welcome to include information on your research activities covering all aspects of the Ordovician System, plus a list of publications that appeared in 2018 in print or online that have not been included in previous issues of the newsletter. Please do not include manuscripts that are in prep, in review, or have not yet been formally accepted by journal or book editors. Note that I reserve the right to omit articles that deal exclusively with topics and geological systems not related to the Ordovician. This is because the publication lists compiled in Ordovician News are used to indicate and compare the amount of research activity on the Ordovician that is being generated year to year.
Recent issues of Ordovician
News provide a good guide to citation style. Following is the
preferred format (which will save me a lot of time if you adhere to it
Bergstrom, S.M., Chen Xu, Schmitz, B., Young, S., Rong Jia-yu &
Saltzman, M.R. 2009. First documentation of the Ordovician Guttenberg δ13C
excursion (GICE) in Asia: chemostratigraphy of the Pagoda and Yanwashan
formations in southeastern China. Geological Magazine 146,
details – again, check recent issues of Ordovician
News for the information needed about your contact details. If these
have not changed from last year, please still supply them (perhaps just copy
them from Ordovician News 35).
Any contributions dealing with matters of debate about the Ordovician System are also sought. Notification of new projects (both national and international) and upcoming events (international symposia, conferences and congresses) relevant to the Ordovician System will ensure that these important gatherings are brought to the attention of potential attendees. Reports of meetings held in 2018, articles regarding awards to researchers, and obituaries, can also be contributed. Illustrations should be sent as attachments in JPEG or TIFF formats, not more than 5 MB in size.
If you know of anyone, such as new students, who might not be on the mailing list for Ordovician News, please forward this message and encourage them to contribute a summary of their contact details, research activities, and any publications.
Ian Percival, Secretary of the Subcommission