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  Manuscript Manager
Manuscript Manager is an easy-to-use, web-based editorial office designed to efficiently overview the peer review process.
It is a fully featured and configurable system for authors, editors, reviewers and editorial staff.
I have been using Manuscript Manager since 2001 and it has fully met my needs and expectations.
www.manuscriptmanager.com   (95 words)

  The Voynich Manuscript - Crystalinks
The manuscript somehow passed to Jacobus de Tepenecz, the director of Rudolph's botanical gardens (his signature is present in folio 1r) and it is speculated that this must have happened after 1608, when Jacobus Horcicki received his title 'de Tepenecz'.
Since the manuscript's alphabet does not resemble any known script, and the text is still undeciphered, the only useful evidence as to the book's age and origin are the illustrations - especially the dress and hairstyles of the human figures, and a couple of castles that are seen in the diagrams.
The overall impression given by the surviving leaves of the manuscript suggests that it was meant to serve as a pharmacopoeia or to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine.
www.crystalinks.com /voynich.html   (0 words)

 World Mysteries - Voynich Manuscript
The manuscript is named after its discoverer, the American antique book dealer and collector, Wilfrid M. Voynich, who discovered it in 1912, amongst a collection of ancient manuscripts kept in villa Mondragone in Frascati, near Rome, which had been by then turned into a Jesuit College (closed in 1953).
The Voynich Manuscript is a cipher manuscript, sometimes attributed to Roger Bacon.
The manuscript could either be a 16th century forgery, to be sold for a hefty sum to emperor Rudolf II, who was interested in rare and unusual items (Brumbaugh, 1977, deriving from earlier unpublished theories), or a more recent one by W. Voynich himself (Barlow, 1986).
www.world-mysteries.com /sar_13.htm   (0 words)

 The Voynich Manuscript   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Voynich manuscript dates back at least to the seventeenth century, though it is possibly much older.
The manuscript first came to the attention of modern scholars in 1912 when Wilfrid M. Voynich (after whom it is now named) discovered it tucked away in the library of Villa Mondragone, a Jesuit college in Frascati, Italy.
In the 1970s Robert Brumbaugh, using a complicated decoding scheme, decided that the manuscript was either a medieval treatise on the elixir of life, or a sixteenth-century hoax.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /voynich.html   (618 words)

  Manuscript Evidence for the Bible (by Ron Rhodes)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Manuscript #1: Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole worl.
Manuscript #5: Jesus Christ is the Savor of the whole wrld.
If the number of [manuscripts] increases the number of scribal errors, it increases proportionately the means of correcting such errors, so that the margin of doubt left in the process of recovering the exact original wording is not so large as might be feared; it is in truth remarkably small.
home.earthlink.net /~ronrhodes/Manuscript.html   (1542 words)

  Manuscript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest manuscripts have been preserved by the perfect dryness of their resting places, whether placed within sarcophagi in Egyptian tombs, or reused as mummy-wrappings, discarded in the middens of Oxyrhyncus or secreted for safe-keeping in jars and buried (Nag Hammadi library) or stored in dry caves (Dead Sea scrolls).
Extant copies of these early manuscripts written in Greek or Latin and usually dating from the 4th century to the 8th century, are classified according to their use of either all upper case or all lower case letters.
In insurance, a manuscript policy is one that is negotiated between the insurer and the policyholder, as opposed to an off-the-shelf form supplied by the insurer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manuscript   (807 words)

 Voynich manuscript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the manuscript's alphabet does not resemble any known script, and the text is still undeciphered, the only useful evidence as to the book's age and origin are the illustrations—especially the dresses and hairstyles of the human figures, and a couple of castles that are seen in the diagrams.
The overall impression given by the surviving leaves of the manuscript suggests that it was meant to serve as a pharmacopoeia or to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine.
The bizarre features of the Voynich manuscript text (such as the doubled and tripled words) and the suspicious contents of its illustrations (such as the chimeric plants) have led many people to conclude that the manuscript may in fact be a hoax.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Voynich_Manuscript   (5897 words)

 Manuscript Facsimiles
Every manuscript is therefore unique: even when the scribes and artists copied a model text or image, the result is marked by their own taste and training, not to mention the wishes of their patron.
The medieval manuscripts that survive are also precious because of the mere fact of being old; they are witnesses to a culture which prevailed a long time ago (from about AD 500 to AD 1500) and strongly influenced the world in which we now live.
While the standards and expectations for manuscript reproductions -- or facsimiles -- have certainly risen since the nineteenth century, the central goal has remained the same: to facilitate access to manuscripts that are unique in their visual and historical characteristics and are dispersed in libraries throughout the world.
www.nd.edu /~medvllib/facsimiles.html   (760 words)

 Bakhshali manuscript
The Bakhshali Manuscript is the name given to the mathematical work written on birch bark and found in the summer of 1881 near the village Bakhshali (or Bakhshalai) of the Yusufzai subdivision of the Peshawar district (now in Pakistan).
In 1927-1933 the Bakhshali manuscript was edited by G R Kaye and published with a comprehensive introduction, an English translation, and a transliteration together with facsimiles of the text.
The attraction of the date of 400 AD for the Bakhshali manuscript is that this puts it just before the "classical period" of Indian mathematics which began with the work of Aryabhata I around 500.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/HistTopics/Bakhshali_manuscript.html   (1796 words)

 ALA | SLMR Manuscript Policy
Manuscripts may be based on original research, an innovative conceptual framework, or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation.
Manuscripts may be revised and reviewed until a majority of the referees involved and the editor approve the manuscript.
Manuscripts are subject to the same rigorous referee process as those submitted as research, with the understanding that judgment, while as critical and as extensive, will be adjusted to fit the purpose of the review and proposal.
www.ala.org /ala/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/slmrb/aboutslmr/manuscriptpolicy/manuscriptpolicy.htm   (1373 words)

Manuscripts have been composed from the most remote antiquity (Egyptian papyri of the memphite epoch) down to the period of the invention of printing.
However, Greek manuscripts were still copied until the end of the sixteenth century, and in the monasteries of the East (Mount Athos, Syria, Mesopotamia, etc.), the copying of manuscripts continued well into the nineteenth century.
The copying of manuscripts appears as one of the occupations of all the founders of monastic institutions, of St. Honoratus and St. Capresius at Lérins, of Cassian at St. Victor's at Marseilles, of St.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09614b.htm   (4961 words)

 Voynich MS - Short Tour - Intro
The letter further mentioned that it was believed that the author of the MS was Roger Bacon (the Franciscan friar who lived from 1214 to 1294).
Another early owner of the MS was identified by Voynich when, on the lower margin of the first folio, under special illumination, the erased signature of Jacobus de Tepenec was found.
Tepenec was one of Rudolf's private physicians and the director of his botanical gardens and he must have owned the manuscript between 1608, when he received his title "de Tepenec", and 1622, when he died.
www.voynich.nu /s_intro.html#intro   (399 words)

 Proper Manuscript Format by William Shunn *Writers Write -- The IWJ*
No one knows for certain how many good stories are passed over because the manuscripts containing them are formatted poorly, but it is certain that a properly formatted manuscript will be more eagerly read by an editor than a poorly formatted one.
And the cardinal rule of manuscript formatting, if you haven't guessed it by now, is to do everything in your power to avoid annoying the editor, who is a cantankerous person anyway, thanks to all the poorly formatted manuscripts that cross his or her desk.
As you revise a manuscript, you will find that the positions of these line breaks shift around, and this method is easier than hunting for those pesky blank lines after every revision and trying to determine whether or not they need to be marked.
www.writerswrite.com /journal/dec98/shunn.htm   (0 words)

 Manuscript Evidence Supports The Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are 5,500 ancient Greek manuscripts that agree 99.5%, this insures that what we have been handed down is reliable and faithful to the original inspired autographs, which were, "GOD breathed."  That.5% has nothing to do with the fundamentals of our faith, but minor issues which in no way, affect Christianities unique claims and precepts.
Codex Vaticanus (B).  This manuscript dates from between A.D. 325350.  It is a vellum manuscript containing the whole New Testament as well as the Greek (LXX) Old Testament.  It was discovered by modern textual scholars in 1475 when it was catalogued in the Vatican Library where it still remains.
But the death of Christ is computed to have occurred somewhere between A.D. 29 and 33.  The next link in the argument for the historical reliability of the Gospel records deals with the date of the original composition of the Gospel records.
www.myfortress.org /manuscriptevidence.html   (3768 words)

 Scientific American: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The third possibility is that the manuscript was a hoax devised for monetary gain or that it is some mad alchemist's meaningless ramblings.
In summary, the Voynich manuscript appeared to be either an extremely unusual code, a strange unknown language or a sophisticated hoax, and there was no obvious way to resolve the impasse.
This absence of evidence does not prove that the manuscript was a hoax, but my work shows that the construction of a hoax as complex as the Voynich manuscript was indeed feasible.
www.sciam.com /print_version.cfm?articleID=0000E3AA-70E1-10CF-AD1983414B7F0000   (2904 words)

 ICMJE - Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
When authors submit a manuscript, whether an article or a letter, they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work.
On the other hand, if editors knowingly publish a manuscript written by only some of a collaborating team, they could be denying the rest of the team their legitimate co authorship rights; they could also be denying the journal’s readers access to legitimate differences of opinion about the interpretation of a study.
If a paper version of the manuscript is submitted, send the required number of copies of the manuscript and figures; they are all needed for peer review and editing, and editorial office staff cannot be expected to make the required copies.
www.icmje.org /index.html   (12090 words)

 William Shunn : Manuscript Format : Short Story
Never submit a manuscript that uses a proportional font, which is one in which, for example, an "i" takes up less space than an "m" does.
This annoys the editor, and the cardinal rule of manuscript formatting, if you haven't guessed it by now, is to do everything in your power to avoid annoying the editor, who is a cantankerous person anyway, thanks to all the poorly formatted manuscripts that cross his desk.
Italics in a typewritten manuscript just aren't as obvious to the eye as underlining is. If you're tempted to use italics anyway, remember that the ultimate goal is for your manuscript to look typewritten--and most typewriters lack an option for italics.
www.shunn.net /format/story.html   (0 words)

 Manuscript Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Manuscript Museum (MsM) is one of the academic institutions affiliated to the Library of Alexandria according to Law No. 1 for the year 2001(Article 2) concerning the Library of Alexandria, and according to the presidential decree (no. 269) concerning its establishment.
Second, the Manuscripts Unit safeguards all original manuscript collections, the most important among which is the Alexandria Municipality's Collection, in addition to a host of printed referential sources on heritage.
Microform is a felicitous medium for the preservation of rare manuscripts, printed materials and documents against potential loss or damage resulting from excessive circulation and age, not to mention increasing their accessibility and circulation without direct contact with the originals.
www.manuscriptcenter.org /museum   (598 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Book Production: Manuscript Books
There was no word division or punctuation (in the modern sense) in manuscripts, and one had to pronounce syllables and words aloud in order to distinguish them, a process analogous to sounding the notes when reading a musical score.
Believing the Carolingian manuscripts containing Classical texts to be much older than they were, the humanists adopted the Carolingian minuscule script (the Italian rotunda version) as the "littera antiqua," the script of the Romans.
The first, usually associated with the early Middle Ages (though also commonly found in humanistic manuscripts of the fifteenth century which unconsciously adopted Carolingian practice in the belief that it was Roman) is the use of a stilus which creates a furrow as it is pulled across the surface.
www.ku.edu /~bookhist/medbook1.html   (9142 words)

 ScholarOne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CONFIGURABLE Manuscript Central handles the most complex processes and volume requirements of larger journals, but is equally relevant for small- to mid-sized publications.
SECURE Manuscript Central is fully supported by the largest team of professionals in the industry, dedicated to the configuration, implementation, training, and support of your journal’s site.
Manuscript Central features First Look PDF capability for those journals that publish using their own proprietary applications/sites for Web-based distribution.
www.scholarone.com /products_manuscriptcentral.html   (892 words)

 The Voynich Manuscript
"Wilfrid Voynich judged it [the Voynich Manuscript] to date from the late 13th century, on the evidence of the calligraphy, the drawings, the vellum, and the pigments.
This is an astonishing amount of money to have paid for a manuscript at that time, which indicated that the Emperor must have been highly impressed by it.
It was impossible not to conclude that (a) we were not dealing with a 'linguistic' recording of data and (b) the illustrations had little to do with the accompanying text.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/voynich.html   (3867 words)

 Byzantine Manuscript Indices
Catalogue of the Greek manuscripts in the library of the monastery of Vatopedi on Mt. Athos, by Sophronios Eustratiades...
Clark, Kenneth Willis, 1898- Checklist of manuscripts in the libraries of the Greek and Armenian Patriarchates in Jerusalem, microfilmed for the Library of Congress, 1949-50, prepared under the direction of Kenneth W. Clark, director...
Mone Vatopediou (Athos, Greece) Catalogue of the Greek manuscripts in the library of the monastery of Vatopedi on Mt. Athos, by Sophronios Eustratiades and Arcadios of Vatopedi, deacon.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/byz/byzantine-mss.html   (4585 words)

 ESA journals -- Manuscript preparation
For purposes of review, submitted manuscripts need not adhere to journal style in every detail; however, preparation of final revisions of manuscripts accepted for publication will be easier if ESA style is followed from the outset.
The author(s) is expected to verify for all "personal communications" that the authority cited agrees to the use of his or her name.
For accepted manuscripts with "03-" numbers (and earlier; i.e., submitted prior to January 1, 2004), we will require one high-quality print and one photocopy of each figure along with your manuscript sent by mail.
www.esapubs.org /esapubs/preparation.htm   (2563 words)

 Manuscript Collections
Manuscripts in science and medicine acquired in 1984 through the merger of the John Crerar Library with the University of Chicago are listed in the guide to the John Crerar Library Manuscripts Collection.
The Library acquired its first manuscript material with the purchase of the Berlin Collection [view online Berlin Collection exhibition catalogue] by William Rainey Harper in 1891, and the collections have continued to grow in response to the academic needs of the University of Chicago faculty and students.
Early manuscripts include the Edgar J. Goodspeed Manuscript Collection, late medieval and Renaissance secular and religious texts, the Sir Nicholas Bacon Collection of English Court and Manorial Documents, the Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Collection of Northern Italian Documents, commonplace books, musical scores, sermons, papal dispatches, poetry, and letters.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /e/spcl/mss.html   (574 words)

 Digital Scriptorium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medieval and renaissance manuscripts lie at the core of the work of scholars in a great number of fields: medievalists from many disciplines, classicists for the transmission of classical texts, art historians, musicologists, codicologists, paleographers, diplomatists, to begin to name the categories.
The Digital Scriptorium looks to the needs of this very diverse community, and to the limited resources of libraries; it bridges the gap by means of extensive rather than intensive cataloguing, often based on legacy data, and sample imaging.
Special emphasis is placed on dated manuscripts, to provide ready access to these touchstone materials that will ultimately advance the entire field.
sunsite.berkeley.edu /Scriptorium   (221 words)

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