Journal Publication Dates

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This page is maintained by the Membership Secretary to give members an indication as to when they can expect their journal to be delivered.

Please note that with effect from journal 4/14 the target despatch date was brought forward to the last week of each odd-numbered month.  This necessitated a slight change to the procedure governing the renewal months in respect of which members receive renewal/reminder forms with each journal.  In practice, this gives members additional time in which to renew their membership before the Late Renewal Fee rule applies (see below).

Journal Number

Target Dispatch
Date

Address Lists to Distributor**

Dispatch
Expected

Actual Dispatch/Notes

6/16

End November 2016

19 November

 

23 November

1/17

End January 2017

18 January

 

25/26 January

2/17

End March 2017

18 March

22 March

 

3/17

End May 2017

 

 

 

4/17

End July 2017

 

 

 

5/17

End September 2017

 

 

 

**optional Late Renewal Fee applies from this date – see below

 

Journal Publication Dates

There have recently been some changes in when the Journal is due to be published and sent out. Our aim is to complete the journal and have it printed and distributed at the end of the first month indicated on the cover - which is every ‘odd’ month. So for example the first edition of each year is the ‘January/February’ issue and we will endeavour to get it produced and sent out in the last week of January.

However, please bear in mind that although that we will do our best to adhere to these plans there are always a number of factors that can influence exactly when it is sent out and when it will actually drop though members' letterboxes. The print run is subject to the printers' own schedules and when they have available slots in their workload. Plus, of course, once it is packed and put in the post, the delivery is then at the mercy of the postal system and we cannot guarantee exactly when it will arrive.

The above table will keep you updated on the latest information regarding the scheduled dates for each issue. Please be patient and allow time for delivery before contacting anyone. If you have not received your copy after a reasonable period has elapsed after the ‘actual date’ (which has been updated on the schedule) to allow for delivery, then please contact the Membership Secretary.

Thank you for your consideration!


**LATE RENEWAL FEE (UK £1.50, Eur £2.50, RoW £3.50) (w.e.f. Journal 2/13)

If you are late sending in your membership renewal and miss the bulk distribution process of the next journal (see 'Address Lists to Distributor' above), the Society incurs extra expense because of the difference in cost between sending you your copy by ordinary mail and what it normally costs to send it under the distribution contract. With the cost of reminders added in, it was calculated that the annual cost incurred in servicing late renewers was approaching £1,000 and rising.

The Committee therefore agreed to the re-introduction of a Late Renewal Fee. This is due in respect of any renewal which misses the next journal distribution process as outlined above. However, in order to avoid administration difficulties, the difference this time is that the fee will be optional, but, if not paid, will result in the reduction by one month of the member’s next membership period.

The fee (£1.50 for UK members, £2.50 for those in Europe and £3.50 for those in all other countries) was introduced with effect from the distribution of Journal 2/13. If you require further clarification of the foregoing, please contact the Membership Secretary. In the meantime, if your renewal is submitted promptly, you will not be affected, so don’t delay!


LATE RENEWALS and BACK JOURNALS

If you renew having missed one, or a maximum of two journals, you will receive a copy/copies with your new card, and your membership period will be backdated in accordance with the Late Renewal Fee payment conditions shown above.  However, if you have missed more than two issues, only the most recent journal will be sent with your new card and your next renewal date will be set accordingly, again having regard to whether or not the Late Renewal Fee has been paid. For details of how to obtain copies of back journals, see here.