Current Board Members
Council appoints the editor-in-chief for a three-year term based on the recommendation of the Publications Board. They should have served previously as a senior editor of APS PRESS for at least one year and must be a current member of APS. Individuals shall not serve more than two terms consecutively. The editor-in-chief may not simultaneously hold another office of the society during their tenure.
An editor-in-chief-elect may be appointed to serve concurrently with the editor-in-chief during the last year of office. If the elect position comes from the current board, another senior editor may be appointed.
Responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief
- Assumes office as editor-in-chief at the beginning of the next calendar year following appointment by Council.
- Prepares and submits reports to the internal communications officer of APS upon request.
- Is the presiding officer of the APS PRESS Editorial Board.
- Appoints to the editorial board, with the approval of the Publications Board one or more senior editors, one associate editor-in-chief, and two serving as acquisition editors for three-year terms. Normally, three new senior editors are appointed each year. Senior editors, including associate editor-in-chief and acquisitions editors, must be current members of APS. Waiver of the APS membership requirement may be requested by submitting justification to the Publications Board at the time a nomination is submitted.
- Establishes, in consultation with the editorial board and with approval by Publications Board and Council, the general editorial and publication policies and procedures of APS PRESS.
- With the executive vice president, and appropriate staff, establishes prices for APS PRESS publications in agreement with the goal of APS PRESS to produce a net surplus for APS.
- The executive vice president is the business manager and publisher of APS PRESS publications. A member of the headquarters staff serves as the APS publications manager. The editor-in-chief and the publications manager approve publication schedules. The treasurer is the responsible fiscal officer. The Council may delegate business control to the society's executive vice president as provided in the APS Constitution.
Responsibilities of Associate Editor-in-Chief
- The associate editor-in-chief will assist the EIC.
They will cover administrative functions as directed by the EIC, including providing liaison to senior editors during project development, and substituting for the EIC when necessary. They will take detailed notes at the meetings. They will also focus on development of digital products, including images, working closely with APS IT staff.