Pisum Genetics
2010-Volume 42
PGA Notes

Pisum Genetics Association Notes

The Pisum Genetics Association (PGA) is a non-profit, unincorporated
organization established to foster genetic study of the pea, to facilitate the
exchange of information and to ensure preservation of valuable genetic stocks.
The journal, Pisum Genetics, is the principal means of meeting these aims.
Published annually in one issue, Pisum Genetics contains reports of research
findings and other information of interest to researchers studying the genus
and Dues
Membership in the PGA is open to all interested persons and organizations.
Dues are US $15.00 per year. These dues are used to help defray the costs of
publishing and mailing Pisum Genetics. Members are requested to send checks
or bank drafts in Us currency only. such efforts avoid bank charges, which can
exceed $10.00 per check in some currencies. Please make checks payable to
Pisum Genetics Association and send to Kevin McPhee, NDSU Dept 7670, P.O.
Box 6050, 370G Loftsgard, Fargo, ND, USA, kevin.mcphee@ndsu.edu. Pisum
Genetics will be sent upon receipt of dues.
All members of the PGA are welcome to submit manuscripts on topics
appropriate for Pisum Genetics. The deadline for such submittals is usually
September 1 of the year of publication, allowing for sufficient time for review and
revision of manuscripts. The journal provides opportunities for both refereed
and non-refereed manuscripts, publication is within 3 to 6 months of submittal,
and there are no page charges. Pisum Genetics is indexed in CAB International.
As has been the case for the last decade, a web-based version is available shortly
after publication of the hard copy (http://hermes.bionet.nsc.ru/pg/).
When submitting an electronic copy of a manuscript, please use Microsoft
Word when possible. Other formats can be handled, but these will usually be
converted to Word for processing. it is also helpful if authors avoid the use of
extra formatting in their submissions (headers, sections, automatic indentation)
as these generally have to be eliminated when preparing the manuscript for final
printing. Tables created in Word using the table function are most likely to
survive the formatting process intact. We have severe limitations on support
staff, and the removal of interfering formatting can occasionally be quite time-
consuming. Graphics reproduce best at 300 dpi.
Manuscripts are generally separated into two types, research papers and brief
communications. Manuscripts submitted as research papers will be subjected to
peer review. Research papers should be written concisely, with a short
introduction presenting the purpose for the study, a materials and methods
section with essential details and references to techniques, a results section and
discussion section interpreting the results and integrating findings with those of
other workers. Section headings are not obligatory. The length of manuscripts
is flexible. Manuscripts under five journal pages are encouraged. Longer papers
will be considered on their merits and space availability in the volume. All
research papers must be treated similarly to submissions to other refereed
journals in that they should contain original work not currently submitted to
any other journal.
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Brief communications are to encourage a rapid sharing of new results that may
not meet the standards of a research paper (i.e. allelism tests not completed, map
locations only approximate). Brief communications can also be used to describe
the availability of new germplasm. Brief communications will not be subjected
to peer review although the editor reserves the right to screen papers for
appropriateness and to review submissions for clarity and brevity. Such
submissions will be limited to approximately one page and should be narrowly
focused. Otherwise, the format of brief communications (tables, references, etc.)
should correspond to that of a research paper. Publication of a brief
communication in Pisum Genetics does not preclude publication of a full paper
on the same subject in a later issue or in another journal.
Dr. Serge Rozov continues to serve as the webmaster for the PGA website
(http://hermes.bionet.nsc.ru/pg/) and has extended the coverage of previous
issues available on the site back to volume 19 (1987). Electronic versions of
volumes 17 and 18 are expected to be available on this site shortly. Hard copies of
volumes 10 through 20, plus a selected number of earlier volumes can be
obtained by contacting the editorial office.
The PGA continues to be fiscally healthy. Income from dues and subscriptions
has been adequate to cover expenditures. We have adequate funds in
savings/certificate of deposit accounts that can cover most PGA expenses for
several years. The financial accounts were transferred to Fargo, North Dakota, in
late 2008 and are expected to be maintained there for the foreseeable future. The
financial report is based on the transactions for 2010 through September 30,
including dues and publication costs for Volume 41. Expenditures for
publication and distribution of Volume 42 are not included in this report.
Member News
Financial Report
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Financial Report
Account balances from preceding year
checking (Fargo)
Savings/Certificate of Deposit (Fargo)
Total assets
subscriptions (Fargo)
Bank interest (Fargo)
Total income
Printing costs (volume 41)
Mailing expenses (volume 41)
Total expenditures
Account balances
Savings/Certificate of Deposit (Fargo)
checking (Fargo)
Net balance for Pisum Genetics Association
K.E. McPhee for the Coordinating Committee:
M. Ambrose
T.H.N. Ellis
O.E. Kosterin
K.E. McPhee
I.C. Murfet
J.B. Reid
S.M. Rozov
W.K. Swi^cick
N.F. Weeden