A leading scientific journal has done away with a manuscript submission option that allowed members of the National Academy of Sciences to usher papers from non-members through the peer review process. The __Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences__ (__PNAS__) offered the option, called "Track I," to members of the Academy as a way to bring papers written by non-members to the journal's attention. Members were allowed to "communicate" two Track I papers per year, and were responsible for procuring at least two reviews of the manuscript before submitting it to the __PNAS__ editorial office. Starting July 1, 2010, __PNAS__ will require non-members to submit manuscripts to the journal via the normal route, "Track II," according to linkurl:__ScienceInsider__.;http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/09/the-academys-jo.html A paper submitted via this route is screened by a __PNAS__ editorial board member, who decides whether the paper is scientifically sound and likely to represent the top 10% of its field....

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