Report of Honorary Editor
There would appear to have been undue delay in the issue of recent Parts of the Transactions, and this has been due in large measure to reorganisation taking place in the office of the Society's printer. I am assured that the delay which has occurred will be made good as rapidly as possible by the printer. However, during the year under review, Volume 84, Part 3, and Part 4 and Volume 85, Part 1, of the Transactions have been issued. Part 2 is in the press and should be issued at any moment.
The three Parts that have been printed comprise 1,189 pages of Transactions and 62 pages of Proceedings. This is 524 pages of Transactions and 11 pages of Proceedings more than were printed in the corresponding period of last year, so that although there may have been delay in the issue of the actual Parts, the volume of material issued by the Society has been very nearly double that issued in the previous twelve months.
The cost of the Parts of the Transactions and Proceedings issued during the financial year just closed is £2,998 9s 9d. It should be noted that with the issue of Volume 85, Part 1. the cost of printing the Transactions has been increased, so that the remainder of Volume 85 will cost more per page than Volume 84.
Every effort is being made to keep down the cost of the printing of papers accepted for publication, but in spite of this it is inevitable that the Society will require more money for the printing of the Transactions and Proceedings in future if the present volume of work is to be maintained. There is no dearth of papers coming forward, and the increases estimated last year are materialising.
No Bulletin has been issued this year, but following on the resolution of the November meeting of the Council the Proceedings, commencing with Volume 85 of the Transactions, will be issued separately from the Transactions and bound as a distinct series.
In conclusion, I must again record my appreciation of the help received from the Associate Editor, Professor C. A. Cotton, the various scientists who act as referees of papers. and the manager of the Printing Department of the Otago Daily Times Co, Ltd.
John T. Salmon, Hon. Editor.
April 17, 1958.