Brockett warned the Board of increasing administrative expenses associated with the JRI. In Texas, cost of living increases must be provided.
Brockett reported that Kluwer publishers had contacted him with a proposal to purchase the JRI. He provided a copy of the letter with the proposal.
Richard MacMinn reported on the May 1999 meeting of the editors for the JRI and the RMIR with personnel from the Institutes' Publications Department.
The JRI is close to naming a new book review editor.
Doerpinghaus made a motion to commend MacMinn and Brockett for their great work on the JRI. Troxel seconded.
Stichter made a motion to allow digital subscriptions to the JRI for $20 only to individuals outside the United States and Canada.
The Board discussed whether to allow advertising in the JRI and RMIR.
Doerpinghaus suggested that a letter be sent to all authors presenting papers at the annual meeting, encouraging them to submit to the RMIR (and JRI) and including submission guidelines for both journals.