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Archives Update - GASSHO added

Dec 10, 1993 06:02 PM
by John Mead

Hi --

Thanks to Arvind,  we now have the first issue of GASSHO
in our Theos-L Archives and FTP library!

GASSHO is a new electronic publication concerning Buddhist Studies.
I believe they intend to put out 6 issues a year (we have
the Nov-Dec 1993 issue -- first issue).

to retrieve this publication send e-mail to listserv at with the message (command) of:

GET THEOS-L gassho.1293

You can also use anonymous FTP to retrieve it from the
directory /pub/theos-l/gassho.1293

Peace --

John E. Mead

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               Electronic Journal of DharmaNet International
                       and the Global Online Sangha

GASSHO (ISSN: ####-####) is a bimonthly electronic journal seeking to
promote communications and community amongst Buddhist scholars,
laypractitioners, monks and nuns. GASSHO is a non-sectarian publication
and does not represent any particular school of Buddhism.

GASSHO publishes from time to time all of the following varieties of

     Historical, analytical or other scholarly articles relating to
     Buddhism, or issues concerning Buddhism

     Dharma talks by acknowledged teachers from any Buddhist tradition

     Interviews with Buddhist teachers and scholars

     Translations of canonical Buddhist texts and/or commentary

     News items relevant to Buddhism and Buddhists

     Discussions of issues relevant to Buddhist practice and ethics

     News and discussions pertaining to DharmaNet International and the
     role of the electronic medium in Buddhism

     Reviews of books, journals, videos, tapes, performances, art,
     retreats, dharma centers, softwares, or any other resource having
     some direct bearing on or benefit to Buddhists

     Directory of online Buddhist resources

     International calendar of events noteworthy to the global sangha

     Survey articles reporting the state of the art in some area(s) of
     study. These may be done in the form of a literature review or
     annotated bibliography

     Letters to the editor

     Advertisements of immediate interest to our audience: grants
     available; positions available; study opportunities; etc.

We are aiming at November 1, 1993 as our release date for the premier
edition of GASSHO.  Submissions are now being solicited.

                      *GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS*

Unsolicited submissions of original works within any of the above
categories are welcome. Authors should send articles directly to the

Submissions may be sent through:

     US Post (no UPS, please), on DOS-formatted 5.24" or 3.5" disks,
     to: GASSHO, P.O. Box 4951, Berkeley CA 94704-4951.

     Internet Email to:   OR

     Netmail or fileattach to: GASSHO, 1:125/33@fidonet  OR
     GASSHO, 96:96/500@dharmanet

     File upload to: BODY DHARMA ONLINE, 1-510-836-4717 (data only)

In the event that an article needs to be modified for publication the
author will be responsible for making any alterations requested by the
editors. When submitting articles please follow the guidelines below:

1. Except where noted below, articles should be submitted in the
standard MLA (Modern Language Association) format. Additionally, certain
modifications are necessary to make allowance for the electronic medium
of the journal.

2. The maximum line width should not exceed 72 characters, so that
people with a variety of terminals can read it without irritating line-

3. Paragraphs should be block-form, ragged right, with a column-width of
72 characters. Block quotes are indented 10 characters from each margin,
and are also ragged right. Justified paragraphs (paragraphs with
straight margins on both right and left) are pretty, but hard to read,
especially with a fixed-character-width font.

4. Use the double quote character (") for quotations, and the single
quote (') for sub-quotations.  All sources must be attributed.

3. Remember that no matter what word-processing program you use, the
article must be saved in the 'ASCII' or 'Text' or 'DOS Text' format
prior to uploading and sending it as an email message. Please do not
include high-ascii characters, namely those with ASCII codes outside the
range 32 to 126 inclusive, as these may not be displayed the same for
other people.

4. Since attributes such as underlining and italics are not available in
ASCII format please use the following conventions:


4. Since page length loses its meaning in the electronic medium, authors
are asked to number sections, and paragraphs within sections.  Thus 2.13
would refer to section 2, paragraph 13 within an article. This is
intended primarily for editing purposes and communicating with authors;
the final release edition will not retain this "outline" format.

5. The footnoting/endnoting facility in word-processing programs is not
automatically convertible into ASCII/Text/DOS Text.  So it becomes
necessary to do some "manual" conversion. The footnotes in the text of
the article should be set in angle brackets, e.g. <1>, and the actual
citations should be placed as endnotes at the end of the article.

6. All sections of the text should be divided by blank lines, namely
section headings, paragraphs, entries in the bibliography and individual

7. Submissions should be preceded by a header containing the title of
the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), any affiliations, mail and e-
mail addresses, and telephone numbers. The header should be formatted
like the following example.

     TITLE: Title of the Paper
     AUTHOR: YourFirstName YourLastName
     AFFILIATION: YourCollegeorUniversity, YourDepartment  OR
                  YourOrganization, YourTitle
     MAIL ADDRESS: StreetAddress, City, State, Zip, Country
     E-MAIL ADDRESS: YourEMailAddress
     PHONE: Office/(nnn) nnn-nnnn;  Home/(nnn) nnn-nnn

8. After this header, please include an abstract of no more than 150
words. This is intended primarily to help the editorial staff to sort
and categorize incoming submissions.

9. The abstract should be followed by the text of the paper according to
the text format described. This should then be followed by endnotes and
bibliography, if applicable.

10. In referring to persons, living or dead, all persons should be
initially referred to by their first and last names, and thereafter by
their title, if it is known (Dr., Ms., Mr., Ven., etc.), and their last

11. The editorial policy of GASSHO is rooted in the Five Grave Precepts
(Pancha-shila). Please consider whether a manuscript is in keeping with
these guidelines before submitting.

12. Authors of accepted articles assign to GASSHO the right to publish
the text both electronically and as printed matter and to make it
available permanently in an electronic archive. However authors retain
copyright of their work and may republish it in any form they wish so
long as GASSHO is clearly acknowledged as the original source of

13. Submissions to GASSHO will not be returned unless accompanied by a
self-addressed stamped envelope or mailer. GASSHO cannot be held
responsible for loss of or damage to unsolicited material.


Publishers wishing to have books, audio tapes, videotapes, softwares or
other publications in any media reviewed should send copies for
consideration to:

     Review Editor, GASSHO
     P.O. Box 4951
     Berkeley, CA 94704-4951


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