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Members submit an electronic form that contains limited contact and demographic information. This information allows AgBioForum to communicate with its members.
Readers can also choose to supply AgBioForum feedback or comments through two different types of electronic forms: (1) feedback to specific articles and (2) feedback to AgBioForum as a whole. Any comment submitted to AgBioForum through the first form is automatically posted in a password-protected area, in which the corresponding authors have exclusive access. In this way, AgBioForum facilitates communication between readers and authors. Any comment submitted through the second form is solely used for improving AgBioForum.
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AgBioForum sends out a quarterly newsletter via email to its members highlighting new features of the site and notifying them on publication dates. In addition, from time to time, AgBioForum sends calls for papers or calls for participation in online conferences to its members. Members may choose not to receive such communication by checking the appropriate box on the membership form.
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