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Bandolier to close print editions

Bandolier to close print editions
On subscriptions

Bandolier to close print editions

Bandolier will cease publishing its monthly print editions after July 2007, making Bandolier 161 the last to appear in print. This was not a decision taken lightly.

One reason was external pressures, particularly several recent hikes in postal charges against a background of never having changed the price from £36 annually. Moreover, many people find it more convenient to download PDF versions from the Internet.

There were internal reasons for making a change, and relieving some of the demands imposed by a monthly printing schedule. Internal changes have combined with different priorities to mark a change in direction.

The Bandolier website will continue, and, we hope, flourish in other ways. Right now Bandolier is looking at how best to continue to re-invent itself electronically after having, to some extent, pioneered universal free access to knowledge.

Looking back, 161 monthly issues of Bandolier will look an awful lot. The initial idea was for three. A huge thank you to faithful readers and correspondents.

On subscriptions

July was chosen as a finish date because that is when most subscriptions (about 70%) are renewed. Bandolier has stopped accepting new subscriptions. For people who renewed in March, we will continue to send Bandolier out to the last issue, but will not cash any payment.

Those with longer subscription periods unfilled are requested to contact the Bandolier subscriptions office (maura.moore@pru.ox.ac.uk) to claim any rebate.

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