Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #08-07: Icarus preprint posting,

Issue 08-07, May 5th 2008

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1) Open Access Self-Archiving Allowable for Icarus Manuscripts
2) Reminder: DPS Meeting Dates
3) Berkner Space Policy Internship at the NRC's Space Studies Board
4) Lunar Exploration Roadmap - Input Needed
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OPEN ACCESS SELF-ARCHIVING ALLOWABLE FOR ICARUS MANUSCRIPTS

Through ongoing discussions with Elsevier, the publisher
of ICARUS, an important pre-publication policy has now
been clarified.

Authors of manuscripts submitted to Icarus are now free to
publicly post their manuscripts as preprints on the web,
utilizing their own web sites as well as arXiv, astro-ph,
or similar.

Re-posting of an accepted author's manuscript (that is the
author's own version, not the document as typeset by Elsevier)
is also clarified as being permissible on personal or
institutional sites.  This level of open access self-archiving
of manuscripts is often referred to as "Green Open Access."
Note that the publisher, Elsevier, retains all rights to the
final Elsevier typeset version of the article.

Richard Binzel, DPS Chair
Amy Simon-Miller, DPS-Icarus Liaison
Philip Nicholson, Icarus Editor
L. Friso Veenstra, Elsevier


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REMINDER: 2008 DPS MEETING DATES

A reminder about the unusual dates of the upcoming 2008 DPS meeting in
Ithaca: it will be held from Friday October 10th to Wednesday October
15th 2008.  Friday will be the equivalent of the usual Sunday, with
workshops, and evening reception, and registration.  Abstracts will be
due on August 1st 2008.

See http://dps08.astro.cornell.edu/ for more details.


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BERKNER SPACE POLICY INTERNSHIP AT THE NRC'S SPACE STUDIES BOARD


As part of its celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, the
Space Studies Board (SSB) has expanded the scope of the Space Policy
Intern program it has operated since 1992 by initiating the Lloyd V.
Berkner Space Policy Internships. The goal of the program is to provide
promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to
work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation's capital,
under the aegis of the SSB.

Established in 1958 to serve as the focus of the interests and
responsibilities in space research for the National Academies, the
Board provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and
advice on all aspects of space science and applications, and it serves
as the focal point within the National Academies for activities on
space research. It oversees advisory studies and program assessments,
facilitates international research coordination, and promotes
communications on space science and science policy between the
research community, the federal government, and the interested
public. The SSB also serves as the U.S. National Committee for the
International Council for Science (ICSU) Committee on Space Research
(COSPAR).

The Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships are offered twice
annually.   The deadline for applications to the autumn 2008 program
(open to undergraduate and graduate students) is June 16, 2008.  The
deadline for applications to the summer 2009 program (open to
undergraduates only) is February 2, 2009.  Full details can be found at
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ssb/ 
Berkner_Space_Policy_Internships.html


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LUNAR EXPLORATION ROADMAP - INPUT NEEDED

The Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) (see
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/leag) has been tasked by the NASA Advisory
Council to develop a Lunar Exploration Roadmap for NASA.

To this end, the LEAG Executive Committee has developed a series of
Themes and Goals that will be broken down into Investigations by
Specific Action Teams (SATs). To aid in the development of the
Exploration Roadmap, we are soliciting input from the lunar and
broader LEAG communities.

Specifically, we are asking that you visit the following website and
comment upon the Themes and Goals. This input will be used by the SATs
in their work on developing the investigations that go with the
different goals.

The details for accessing the web site are as follows:

URL:  https://www.lpi.usra.edu/survey/LEAG_ThemesGoals/

Username: leag
Password: moonorbust

Please note that there will be other opportunities for community input
as we further develop this very important roadmap.

On behalf of the LEAG, I thank you for helping us in this endeavour.

Sincerely,
Clive R. Neal, LEAG Chair


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