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[Xmca-l] [Fwd: Request from Karger publishing on their 125th anniversary]

Are there any suggestions from the xmca community?  You can either write
to Larry Nucci directly or send me your suggestions and I will forward
them to him.  Best, ag

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Subject: Request from Karger publishing on their 125th anniversary
From:    "Larry Nucci" <nucci@berkeley.edu>
Date:    Wed, January 21, 2015 5:22 pm
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Cc:      "Karger, Gabriella" <g.karger@karger.com>

Dear Members of the HD Editorial Board -

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Karger Publishing.  As many of you
know, Karger is one of the few remaining family owned scientific
publishers.  They have been remarkably supportive of Human Development.  I
recently received the request below from Gabriella Karger that is connected
with the activities she is coordinating to mark this special occasion.
Please take a moment to read her request, and send any suggestions for such
highly significant research papers to me, so that I may gather together
your suggestions and send them to her.

With best regards,


Dear Professor Nucci,

Whilst the year is still young, I am contacting you as Editor of Human
Development, for your input and advice. As you may already know, Karger
Publishers will celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. To mark this
occasion, we would like to attempt something a little out of the ordinary.
When my great-grand father founded the publishing house, English wasn't the
scientific â?olingua francaâ??. This is a relatively recent phenomenon, many
great scientists published their work in other languages. Good translations
are often either unavailable or difficult to locate. Being able to
understand the meaning of what the original author wrote and this
often-cited foundations upon which modern work is built, is surely of vital

During our anniversary year, we would like to put together a "collection"
of the most significant scientific work that was not originally published
in English and make a corresponding collection of translations available to
the scientific community on our website. May we kindly appeal to you to
help us with this? The challenge is to identify the most important articles
in the whole field of biomedical science. *If you would let us know a
handful of the most significant papers in your field of expertise not
available in English *(naming author, title and wherever possible, the
source), we will check whether a translation of suitable quality already
exists, look into the copyright issue and arrange to have an english
translation made if none is available. Mendel's pioneering work (Versuche
über Pflanzen-Hybriden) dating from 1865/6 is a suitable starting point in

We do hope that you can participate with us together in what should
hopefully prove to be an interesting project. Raising the profile of
milestones in science and making these more accessible, should benefit all.

Larry Nucci
Graduate School of Education
Cognition and Development
4609 Tolman #1670
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670

Artin Goncu, Ph.D
Co-editor, Mind, Culture, and Activity:An International Journal
Professor Emeritus,
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Education M/C 147
1040 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607