Distribution policy change for Past Global Changes Magazine
Tuesday, 13 September, 2022
PAGES is committed to providing access to paleoscience in an accessible and informative way. Past Global Changes Magazine is a free magazine with this aim, published twice annually, and delivered in hard copy format, free of charge, to those who are interested.
We are also equally committed to conducting the PAGES mission in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way. For this reason, we will be changing our magazine distribution policy.
What will be different?
Until now, we have relied on the PAGES People Database to compile the list of those interested in receiving a hard copy of the magazine. However, we frequently receive returned magazines to postal addresses that are no longer correct.
With the above in mind, and the commitment to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way of ensuring magazines arrive on the doorstep of those who wish to receive them, we are changing our distribution policy as follows:
- Log in to your PAGES profile
- Click on 'Edit "Member" Profile'
- Tick the box "PAGES Magazine - hard copy"
- Check your postal address is correct (if not correct, please update it)
And that's it! The process is very simple, and in this way we can ensure that only those who really want a magazine will be sent one - ensuring we minimize waste and an unnecessary carbon footprint.
This new policy will apply for all magazines going forward. In other words, prior to the publication of each magazine, you will receive notification to log in to your profile, and check the box/button. If you do not wish to receive the magazine, you do not need to do anything, as the default is set to you not receiving a magazine.
What if I don't have a PAGES profile?
If you do not have a PAGES profile, and are not interested in creating one, but would still like to receive a copy of the upcoming issue of the magazine, then we request that you please complete this webform: https://pastglobalchanges.org/form/pages-magazine
Will I have to do this every time?
Yes. Unfortunately, this is the only way we can ensure that addresses are updated and that magazines are not being sent aimlessly. However, the action required is minimal if your address is up to date, and requires only marginally more effort if you need to update your address.
We will send ample notification of an upcoming volume to remind you to log in and update your settings.
We would like to encourage those of you who prefer hard copies to please consider "donating" your hard copy to a coffee/tea/social room, kitchen, etc. where a larger audience may benefit from access to the magazine in hard copy format. Alternatively, PAGES also offers the option of creating a profile for an institution/library/department, etc. (i.e. non-human) to order a hard copy of the magazine. These profiles will automatically receive a copy, without having to update their address for every new issue.
Past Global Changes Magazine Volume 30, No. 2, October 2022
If you have questions, issues or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com