Laboratory Primate Newsletter

The Laboratory Primate Newsletter provides a central source of information about nonhuman primates and related matters to scientists who use these animals in their research and those whose work supports such research. Students and interested laypersons are invited to read the Newsletter on the WorldWideWeb, or by subscribing to LPN-L (see information below), or at a library.

The Newsletter provides information on care and breeding of nonhuman primates for laboratory research, disseminates general information and news about the world of primate research (such as announcements of meetings, research projects, sources of information, nomenclature changes), helps meet the special research needs of individual investigators by publishing requests for research material or for information related to specific research problems, and serves the cause of conservation of nonhuman primates by publishing information on that topic.

As a rule, research articles or summaries accepted for the Newsletter have some practical implications or provide general information likely to be of interest to investigators in a variety of areas of primate research. However, special consideration will be given to articles containing data on primates not conveniently publishable elsewhere. General descriptions of current research projects on primates will also be welcome.
The Newsletter appears quarterly and is intended primarily for persons doing research with nonhuman primates.

Back issues may be purchased for .00 each. We are no longer printing paper issues, except those we will send to subscribers who have paid in advance. We will not accept future subscriptions, unless subscribers are willing to pay /year within the U.S.; /year outside the U.S. (Please make checks payable to Brown University.) Readers with access to electronic mail may receive the nongraphic contents of each issue by sending the message subscribe LPN-L your-own-name to To receive a notice that the Website has been updated, send the message subscribe LPN-WARN your-own-name. Current and back issues of the Newsletter are available on the World Wide Web at Persons who have absolutely no access to the Web, or to the electronic mailing, may ask to have paper copies sent to them.

The publication lag is typically no longer than the three months between issues and can be as short as a few weeks. The deadline for inclusion of a note or article in any given issue of the Newsletter has in practice been somewhat flexible, but is technically the tenth of December, March, June, or September, depending on which issue is scheduled to appear next. Reprints will not be supplied under any circumstances, but authors may reproduce their own articles in any quantity.

PREPARATION OF ARTICLES FOR THE NEWSLETTER. -- Articles, notes, and announcements should be submitted in duplicate and all copy should be double spaced. Articles, notes, and announcements may also be sent by electronic mail to PRIMATE@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU, or on a floppy disk. One copy of articles, along with tables, figures, photos, and graphs, should be sent by regular mail. Articles in the References section should be referred to in the text by author(s) and date of publication, as for example: Smith (1960) or (Smith & Jones, 1962). Names of journals should be spelled out completely in the References section. Technical names of monkeys should be indicated at least once in each note and article. In general, to avoid inconsistencies within the Newsletter, the scientific names used will be those in Mammal Species of The World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd Ed. D. E. Wilson & D. M. Reeder (Eds.). Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. For an introduction to and review of primate nomenclature see the chapter by Maryeva Terry in A. M. Schrier (Ed.), Behavioral Primatology: Advances in Research and Theory (Vol. 1). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1977.

All correspondence concerning the Newsletter should be addressed to:

Judith E. Schrier, Psychology Department, Box 1853,
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912.

Phone: 401-863-2511
FAX: 401-863-1300

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The Newsletter is supported by U. S. Public Health
Service Grant RR-00419 from the Comparative Medicine Program,
National Center for Research Resources, N.I.H