WAME Listserve

The WAME Listserve is an e-mail discussion group available to members only; members are added to the listserve when they join WAME. See Rules for Listserve Use below

Rules for Listserve Use

The WAME Listserve is an essential and valuable means of communication among WAME Members and is designed to facilitate discussion and sharing of information about issues in medical editing and peer review. It is not to be used for commercial or self-promotional purposes, political debate or position statements, or employment announcements.
  1. Members must adhere to the NLM rules for Listserve Netiquette. Conflicts should be resolved in personal e-mails, not in responses to the entire List. Do not post messages containing defamatory, abusive, profane, or offensive language, do not "flame" individuals, and do not use all upper case letters when writing - this is seen as shouting.
  2. All comments should protect the anonymity of individual authors, reviewers, and editors.
  3. Label messages clearly.
  4. Do not announce conferences, journals, and the like via the listserve. To post information about an upcoming conference, contact WAME for posting on Meetings.
  5. Do not submit surveys or other forms of research directly to the listserve. The WAME Board must approve all such submissions beforehand.
  6. Refrain from over-using the List; do not add comments that do not add substantively to the discussion. Specific comments should be sent to individuals if they do not further the discussion for the entire group.
  7. Inappropriate use of the list decreases its usefulness to all. If an individual does not follow the WAME Listserve Code of Conduct, and continues to violate it and the Netiquette rules despite being so informed by WAME, WAME will remove the individual from the List for a minimum period of 2 years. In the event of any repeat violation after reinstatement, removal will be permanent.


All members of WAME are automatically signed on to WAME's discussion list (WAME-L@LIST.NIH.GOV).


Members who do not wish to participate in discussions on the WAME Listserve should notify Margaret Winker or send an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov with "SIGNOFF WAME-L" in the body of the message. DO NOT respond to the LIST e-mail.

Receiving a Listserve Digest

If you would prefer to receive a single e-mail with a compilation of the day's Listserve e-mails, send an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov with "SET WAME-L DIGEST" in the body of the message (not in the subject line).

Changing your e-mail address

If you change your e-mail address, please contact Margaret Winker to ensure that you continue to be included in the Listserve. Please also update your profile on the WAME site.
See also WAME Executive Board and Committees for contact details of the WAME executive and other members.

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