From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com>
on 2016.01.23 at 04:57:25(23531)|
Greg did not say he was not getting the annual Aroideana; he was commenting on the fact that Aroideana will no longer be a print journal.
In light of the disappearance of printed Ariodeana, I, too, have had to consider Greg's question carefully, since the printed Aroideana was my main reason for keeping up my membership. Here is the conclusion I came to:
1- Given that many journals archived or published online are not freely available (e.g. Google Scholar finds mostly articles that expect me to pay to read them, and JSTOR requires a subscription), receiving access to the online Aroideana is still useful to those of us interested in Aroid research.
2- The annual Symposium (it does still occur, right?) is announced within IAS, and is the major venue for Aroid researchers from many different countries to network and keep abreast of each others' work.
3- The Newsletter contains articles of interest to the international Aroid community, from narratives of Professor Croat's expeditions to tips on propagation and culture. Just this week, I was sorting through my back issues, and rediscovered the "Cooking With Aroids" column that the late Julius Boos used to contribute in the1990s, and also the "Buy, Sell, Swap" column, also from the 1990s. If someone currently in our community has ideas for a regular column of this type, I would recommend discussing it with the editors -- they have in the past had to send out solicitations for articles and columns.