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Journal of Molecular Biology , 1965-1985

MS. Eng. c. 2594
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Correspondence with Editors and Authors

Folder M.8. Correspondence on rapid growth of the journal and what action, if any, was required. Includes Kendrew's circular letter of February 1965 to members of Advisory Board, and their replies, 1965-1966.

Folder M.9. Similar material to Folder M.8. Kendrew's circulars, graphs and information sent to members of Editorial Board on editorial policy and future of the journal especially in relation to its growth, and their replies. Includes Kendrew's analyses of replies received and opinions expressed, and memoranda received from E.C. Slater on similar problems faced by Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA).

Folder M.10. Correspondence, 1967, on the discontinuance of the Advisory Board (one of the policy measures agreed by Editorial Board in 1966).

Folder M.11. 1967-1968. General editorial correspondence.

Folder M.12. 1970. Mainly with P. Berg on journal size and possible new format.

Folder M.13. 1979 - September 1980. Correspondence, memoranda, drafts, discussion notes, graphs, circular letter and replies on proposed re-organisation of editorial system with the aim of speeding up publication time and rationalising presentation of papers.

Folder M.14. Continuing correspondence, drafts etc. on re-organisation of journal, mainly relating to editorial announcement of new system for the journal's "21st birthday" in 1980, and new arrangements for editors.

Folder M.15. 1981-1983. General correspondence with editors and authors on papers submitted, appointments to Editorial Board etc. Includes Kendrew's circular and graph April 1983 of manuscripts sent to the journal annually 1958-1982.

Folder M.16. 1982-1984. Correspondence on Protein Data Bank.

Folder M.17. 1984-1985. Correspondence on availability of biological materials and strains.

Folder M.18. 1984-1985. General correspondence with editors and authors. Includes letter from M.F. Perutz 12 November 1984 describing his new discoveries on haemoglobin structure and ion channels (for accelerated publication).

Folder M.19 (= closed). Correspondence and papers on manuscripts rejected or disputed.


  • Creation: 1965-1985


12 folders

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. Eng. c. 2594

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/M.8-19

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom