Supervises and coordinates, on behalf of Council, the publications activities of APS and facilitates the exchange of information among APS editors, the headquarters staff, Council, and members of the society.
The Board shall consist of the editors-in-chief of APS Press, MPMI, Phytobiomes, Phytopathology, Phytopathology News, Plant Disease, Plant Health Progress, Plant Health Instructor, Plant Management Network, and Plant Disease Management Reports, a member of the Office of Electronic Communication (the Direct of OEC), and the APS publications manager (ex officio). Council appoints the Chair of the Publications Board who shall be a former Editor-in-Chief but not currently serving in that capacity.
Terms of service
The publications chair shall serve a three-year, renewable, term to coincide with the annual meeting date.
Editors shall serve terms coincident with their respective terms as Editor-in-Chief.
Mode of operation
The Board shall meet as necessary to carry out business and report to Council in a timely manner. The chair shall appoint an official note taker at each meeting of the board. That individual will provide their draft to the chair to be disseminated, approved, and archived.