Guidelines for the MIST mailing list

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The MIST email list uses the JISCMAIL system; this is the National Academic Mailing List Service provided by JANET(UK). There are currently 328 subscribers. The list is for messages and announcements of interest to the UK MIST (Magnetosphere Ionosphere and Solar Terrestrial physics) community. It was originally a free unmoderated list (messages sent to the list were forwarded automatically to all subscribers). Regrettably, abuse of the list has made moderation necessary. All messages are screened before being forwarded; inevitably this will involve a delay which will however be kept as short as possible. Examples of acceptable messages include:

  • Announcements of scientific meetings and seminars in the MIST or related fields
  • Calls for papers
  • Research posts and studentships in the MIST or related fields
  • News of Opportunity for research grants relevant to MIST
  • Announcements of new research results published or to be published
  • News about experimental research facilities for MIST science
  • News about MIST personalities

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  • Messages which are unrelated to MIST
  • Messages which are unlikely to be of interest to a significant proportion of the MIST community
  • Advertising from commercial organisations
  • Spam
  • Bad or abusive language
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The list is currently maintained by Rob Fear, Emma Woodfield and Mario Bisi on behalf of the MIST council.