Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Dear Yehouda Harpaz,

Having read the paper you forwarded to me, my view is that its subject
matter is such that it would not be appropriate for Cognitive

Yours sincerely,

Max Coltheart


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Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Dear Yehouda Harpaz,

        While Neurobiology of Learning and Memory would consider technical
comments on papers that we have published, we are not in a position to
consider technical comments on articles published in other journals

        Thank you for your interest.

Yours sincerely,

William T. Greenough, Ph.D.

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From: "Laird Cermak, Ph.D." <laird_bu.edu>
Subject: Re: submission to 'neuropsychology'
To: "Yehouda Harpaz" 

Dear Yehouda Harpaz,
     First, let me say that I empathize with your opinions.  Many of the
articles using fMRI take tremendous liberties with the extent of theorizing
they feel comfortable doing after finding a change in neuronal activity. 
But, probably some of this takes place simply because of the continued
excitement over this technology.  So I feel that there is ample room for
your kind of objection, but I do not feel that Neuropsychology is the place
for this kind of article.  In my role as editor, I place a great deal of
emphasis on the need to have "new" data in each manuscript that receives
approval for publication and you don't seem to have this.  If you could
perform the experiment and show that varying conceptual and emotional
aspects of the stimuli result in different patterns of activity and not
difference amounts in different locations, then you would have an excellent
chance of publication.  But, just saying that it is a possibility without
evidence is not sufficient, even though you may be perfectly correct.  You
need to fight this kind of overinterpretation of data with data of your own
otherwise you will be boxing a shadow, arguing straw men, not proving your


To: Yehouda Harpaz <yeh>
From: llinar01_mchip00.med.nyu.edu (Rodolfo Llinas)
Subject: Re: Submission to Neruroscience

Dear Yehouda Harpaz: while I am personally very sympathetic to your view, there
is no mechanism in our journal that would allow the publication of your
critique as it stands. The only effective way to precede with Neuroscience
would be to write a full paper on the subject. Best regards   R. Llinas


Date: 25 Jan 1997 14:56:06 -0500
From: "Stephen Waxman" <stephen.waxman_yale.edu>
Subject: Re: Submission to The Neuros
To: "Yehouda Harpaz" <yeh>

        Reply to:   RE>Submission to The Neuroscientist

Dear Yehouda Harpaz,

Your piece is, as you noted, really a response to an article in Curr.  Biol.
and it is not a free-standing article.   Thus, it unfortunately would not be
appropriate for publ. in The Neuroscientist.  
S. Waxman


To: Yehouda Harpaz <yeh>
From: "John T. Cacioppo" <Cacioppo.1_osu.edu>
Subject: Re: Submission to Psychophysiology

Yehouda Harpaz:

I'm afraid that your paper is not appropriate for Psychophysiology.  It is
written specifically as a critique of an article in Current Biology and, as
such, is likely only appropriate for publication at that outlet.  

I am sorry that I could not be more encouraging.


Visual Neuroscience

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 21:28:46 -0700 (MST)
To: Yehouda Harpaz <yeh>
From: Peter Spear <peter.spear_colorado.edu>
Subject: Re: Submission to Visual Neuroscience
Cc: rashbaum_spot.Colorado.EDU

Dear Yehouda Harpaz:

Thank you for your interest in Visual Neuroscience.  I'm afraid that we do
not publish letters of this sort.  The Journal is dedicated entirely to
archival empirical and theoretical articles.


Peter D. Spear


From: "Giovanni Berlucchi" <GIOBBE_borgoroma.univr.it>
To: yeh
Date:          Tue, 28 Jan 1997 16:25:24 GMT+1
Subject:       Neuropsychologia

Dear Mr Harpaz:
Sue Corkin has passed on to me your enquiry about the possibility of 
publishing in Neuropsychologia your critique of the paper by Howard 
et al. in Current Biology, as well as the critique itself. I am 
afraid that this is impossible, quite independently of the merits 
of your arguments. If we publish your critique we would be forced to 
publish the counterarguments of Howard et al., and this would go 
against our editorial rule of avoiding the publication of 
protracted debates. This course of action is compulsory when, as in 
your case, the paper triggering the debate has not been published in 
I am sorry that I am unable to help you.  With best regards,
Giovanni Berlucchi  
Neuropsychologia, Editor-in-Chief
Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche    
e della Visione - Sez.Fisiologia umana
Strada Le Grazie 8
I-37134 Verona
telephone +39-45-8098141
fax +39-45-580881
email giobbe_borgoroma.univr.it 

Neuroscience Letters

Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 10:39:43 PST
From: howard <H.V.Wheal_soton.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Submission to Neuroscience Letters
To: Yehouda Harpaz <yeh>

Dear Yehouda Harpaz,

I am sorry but after some consideration, I do not think that 
Neuroscience Letters is the appropriate place to publish your text.

Yours sincerely,

Howard V Wheal

Prof Howard V Wheal
Neuroscience Research Group
School of Biological Sciences
University of Southampton
Bassett Creascent East
Southampton, S016 7PX, UK
Phone: 44 (0) 1703 594275
Fax:   44 (0) 1703 594319
Email: wheal_soton.ac.uk
Web:   http://www.neuro.soton.ac.uk


Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 19:49:51 -0700
To: yeh
From: Journal of The International Neuropsychological Society
Subject: Submission to JINS

Dear Yehouda Harpaz,

Thank you for your note and the attached text (that was formerly rejected
by Current Biology) and your query to see if it would be suitable for JINS.
I am afraid we would not be able to accommodate this text because the
original paper to which it refers was not a JINS paper.  Thank you for
thinking of us, however.

Igor Grant, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, JINS

Cerebral Cortex

Date: 14 Feb 1997 13:26:42 -0500
From: "Pasko Rakic" <pasko.rakic_yale.edu>
Subject: Re: submission to 'Cerebral 
To: "Yehouda Harpaz" <yeh>

        Reply to:   RE>submission to 'Cerebral Cortex'

February 14, 1997
Dear Yehouda  Harpaz,
       I read with considerable interest your e-mail comments on the recent
article published in Current Neurobiology . Although it  is not within my own
area of expertise, I believe that you made some valid and useful comments.
Therefore, I think that it could be submitted as a Feature Article or as a 
Commentary, both of which should be only a few pages long (see recent issues),
for Cerebral Cortex. However, these articles, like any other submitted to this
journal, are subject to the approval of at least two referees with expertise
in the given field. 
I am looking forward to see your article.
Sincerely yours,
Pasko Rakic