The editorial board determines the policy and content of Mushroom News. The editorial Board Members are: Bill Barber-Publisher, Glenn Cote, Mark Spear and Mark Wach.
Mushroom News Editorial Policy
The Editorial Board authorizes the following policy statement effective January 1998:
Mushroom News invites submission of original, unpublished, technical and practical articles on all aspects of mushroom culture – growing, management, marketing, packaging and processing. Mushroom News also considers reprinting articles and information of importance to the industry from other publications after obtaining permission.
The Editorial Board determines the suitability of articles submitted for publication, edits articles to conform to the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual and recommends content alterations to authors. Board decisions include timing of the publication and final layout of text, photos, charts and other graphics, although suggestions will be considered. The Board recommends that citations, footnotes and references follow the style of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Citations and references should be specifically cogent to text.
All assertions in original manuscripts must be supported by empirical or experimental data. Charts, graphs and photos must be clear and supportive of the text.
Subjective, undocumented or ad-like copy will be rejected. A well-written article with a company by-line is a powerful endorsement for that company, its people and products.
Authors are urged to be familiar with our publication. The editors will work with those who may not have previously published articles, but have interesting ideas to present to the industry.
Article length varies according to subject matter. Most technical and practical articles average four to five printed pages including illustrations. A two-column page in Mushroom News without headlines, illustrations or ads runs approximately 850 words.