THE Australian Council for Scientific and Indus trial Research, in collaboration with the Australian National Research Council, has decided to take responsibility for the establishment in Australia of a new scientific journal, the Australian Journal of Scientific Research, as a medium for the publication of research papers of outstanding merit. This journal is open to receive contributions from research workers, irrespective of country or of the organisation to which they are attached. Dr. N. S. Noble has been appointed as editor of the new journal. Editorial policy will be determined by an editorial board under the chairmanship of the editor and comprising as members : Prof. W. J. Dakin (Department of Zoology, University of Sydney), Prof. E. J. Hartung (Department of Chemistry, University of Melbourne), Prof. L. H. Martin (Department of Physics, University of Melbourne), and Prof. J. G. Wood (Department of Botany, University of Adelaide). The Board aims at achieving a high standard of quality in papers accepted and a strict refereeing system has been instituted. The Journal will be printed in two series : Series A (Physical Sciences) and Series B (Biological Sciences). Initially each series will be issued quarterly and will cost 30s. a year.