Abstract

In an article in a recent issue of the Oil and Gas Journal (Gardner, 1961), entitled "Let's make it the AAP_G Bulletin again," the complaint was aired that the Bulletin is devoting less attention to oil finding and more to research and general geological problems. Contributions from "commercial" geologists have declined and university contributions have held steady while contributions from government survey people and researchers have increased markedly. The number of oil field studies printed has decreased from 32 in 1940-41 to 4 in 1960-61. The article suggests that the lack of papers from commercial geologists reflects a lack of interest in the profession, particularly by younger geologists, since the character of the editorial board has not changed.

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