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A while ago I re­turned your ‘ideas sur­vey’ sheet, but re­cently have had an­other thought that you might like: It could ap­ply to ei­ther AGW or AG and con­cerns the ed­i­to­rial writ­ten by you and Phill Price re­spec­tively. Why not in­tro­duce a ‘guest ed­i­to­rial’ to be writ­ten by one of your reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tors; a dif­fer­ent con­trib­u­tor each month? Once the list of con­trib­u­tors is used up, the process re­peats it­self. The topic would be of the con­trib­u­tor’s choice, but should not be sim­ply a re­hash of their reg­u­lar mag­a­zine topic. You and/or Phill would, of course have to­tal ed­i­to­rial con­trol. This would be nec­es­sary to en­sure that the rep­u­ta­tion of the mag­a­zine is not en­dan­gered and that any ed­i­to­rial is not deemed to be en­cour­ag­ing un­law­ful ac­tiv­ity.

The pos­si­bil­ity of not hav­ing an ed­i­to­rial due to a con­trib­u­tor not de­liv­er­ing could be over­come, mostly, by run­ning a month or two in hand.

Con­trib­u­tors would be given maybe three months no­tice for their pro­duc­tion date.

I have seen a sim­i­lar sys­tem work very well in var­i­ous jour­nals. It pro­vides the guest edi­tor the op­por­tu­nity to im­part in­for­ma­tion and raise is­sues that might not oth­er­wise be voiced. Even con­tro­ver­sial top­ics could be cov­ered, in­deed maybe en­cour­aged.

It might also bring ben­e­fits to you and Phill in that there might be a small re­duc­tion in your work­load, al­though I do not ex­pect this to be much be­cause there would be some ex­tra or­gan­i­sa­tional ef­fort in­volved.

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