PUBLICATIONS REVIEW BOARD NOW OPERATIVE
The instituting of a formalized system of reviewing articles considered for possible F.A.R.M.S. publication was mentioned in the Fall 1987 Newsletter. The procedure operates under the aegis of the Evaluation Committee, whose members are Wilford Hess (BYU, microbiology), Douglas Phillips (BYU, classics), Harold Miller (BYU psychoiogy), and Jay Todd (The Ensign). Committee chairman John Sorenson, the acting Evaluation Editor, is assisted by members of a new Publications Review Board, including Gerald Bradford (UC-Irvine, religious studies), John Clark (BYU-NWAF, anthropology), James Faulconer (BYU, philosophy), Stanley Kimball (So. Illin., history), Dan Peterson (BYU, Near Eastern languages), John Robertson (BYU. linguistics), Kent Robson (USU, philosophy), Richard Rust (NC, English), and John Tvedtnes (Salt lake City, Semitics).
The purpose of the board is to help assure that items in the Papers and Reprints series meet full professional standards of peer review. The board will be aided by many other reviewers on a case-by-case basis.
Those who have written scholarly research papers involving the Book of Mormon which could be evaluated for distribution by the Foundation are invited to submit their work. Just send a final manuscript to the Publications Review Board at the F.A.R.M.S. office.