I read with interest the article on the birth of peer-reviewed electronic publishing in science and scholarly fields ("Publishers Work Toward Starting Reputable Online Science Journals," The Scientist, March 4, 1991, page 4).
We at the American Psychological Association were disappointed that no mention was made of Psycoloquy, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that has been available electronically for more than a year. Your article indicated that no such journals yet exist in the scientific disciplines. Thousands of psychological scientists who read Psycoloquy will be surprised!
Psycoloquy was selected recently as one of the Best New Magazines by Library Journal, a prestigious publication in the library science field. The American Psychological Association, publisher of 20 scientific journals and the PsychINFO database, sponsors and funds Psycoloquy.
The American Psychological Association is pleased to have been a pioneering party to "starting reputable online science journals."
LEWIS P. LIPSITT
Executive Director for Science