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Human Origins Research is an open access journal affiliated with AAAP. The first three papers have now been published and are available free of charge at the journal's web page. Being an open access journal, there are modest publication costs associated with the journal. However, AAAP members, researchers from developing countries and students receive generous discounts. The journal has a rapid publication format and all manuscripts are subjected to peer review (technical evaluations. All authors retain copyright and get high profile for their work on the web.
 
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Cancellation of 2012 AAAP Conference and Workshop

Members of AAAP have overwhelmingly supported a proposal put to them in December 2011 that the 2012 conference to be held in Kunming be cancelled. The recommendation was made after the organising committee met in Kunming in November. It was felt that the costs of organisation and travel for delegates would have precluded many members from attending and would have placed a burden on AAAP and individual members. The committee was also concerned about environmental damage caused by delegates travelling.

 
A proposal was also put, and overwhelmingly agreed upon, that as an alternative to a conference, members be invited to submit a short paper about their research to Human Origins Research, at no cost. A committee of AAAP members will be formed to manage submissions and to provide technical reviews of all invited papers. Invitations will be issued mid-2012 and published early in 2013. This will occur every three years instead of a conference. While AAAP will not hold formal regular conferences, members are welcome to organise conferences themselves under the auspices of AAAP.

New Web Resource for Indian Anthropology

A new comprehensive on-line resource devoted to the bio-cultural study of India's ancient human populations has been launched. The site called "Adimanav" (Sanskrit for ancient human) is being run by the Anthropology Laboratory in the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune.Please take a look and support this worthwhile resource!