UV4Plants News (2015-10-01)

Dear UV4Plants members, It has been a long time since I last wrote to you. My apologies for this long period of silence. Yet, despite the silence, lots of things have happened behind the screens, and the association for plant UV Research, UV4Plants, is now firmly established. Administrative hurdles were more cumbersome than anticipated. I never thought that opening a bank account for an association, without attracting tax liabilities, would be so difficult. However, now that “administrative aspects” are finalised, the focus is shifting to scientific activities (Thanks to Matthew Robson and Gyula Czégény). In this sense I want to emphasise that the association very much welcomes ideas from members for future activities. The association strongly encourages members to take advantage of UV4Plants when initiating activities such as lab-exchanges, training schools, and Europe (or world?)-wide joint experiments, similar to the wine-leaf, Arabidopsis and Lolium experiments, which were such highlights of COST Action UV4Growth. Ultimately, the association will be what the members make of it! Please feel free to use the UV4Plants linkedin group (https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=6961083) to share and explore ideas. Also, members of the management committee (see UV4Plants website) will be very happy to hear from you! Here a flavour of…

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UV4Plants Bulletin

A New Publication: The UV4Plants Bulletin [notice added 2017-03-05] Currently the UV4Plants Bulletin is published using OJS and has its own website, where published articles and issues are available for download under open access as well as manuscript submissions are accepted. The scope, instructions to authors, and the list of members of the editorial board are also published through this new site. The preparatory work for our Association’s Bulletin has been completed. Aims and Scope, and the names of the members of the founding editorial board have been published as a page in this web site. Instructions for manuscript submission are available on a separate web page. We aim at making our association’s UV4Plants Bulletin a publication channel for articles of long-lasting interest. The Bulletin will accept submissions both from members and non-members, and will also publish invited articles. The electronic version will be open-access to all, while the printed version will be available at a charge, but at half price for members. At least initially, no paid subscriptions will be available. Instead, members and subscribers will be informed when each new issue becomes available. TheUV4Plants Bulletin will have an ISSN code and will be electronically archived. DOI codes will be assigned…

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