Council appoints the editor-in-chief for a three-year term, based on the recommendation of the Publications Board. They 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 successor comes from the current board, another editor may be appointed. An associate editor-in-chief may serve concurrently with the term of the editor-in-chief.
Responsibilities of editor-in-chief
- Serves as a member of the Publications Board.
- Assumes office as editor-in-chief at the beginning of the next calendar year following appointment.
- Prepares and submits reports to the internal communications officer of APS upon request.
- Is the presiding officer of the PhytoFrontiers Editorial Board.
- Appoints the Editorial Board, with the approval of the Publications Board, one or more editors for unlimited terms. Editors must be current members of APS. Waiver of the APS membership requirement may be requested by submitting justification to the Publications Board Chair at the time a nomination is submitted.
- Establishes, in consultation with the Editorial Board, the general editorial and publications policies and procedures for PhytoFrontiers. These policies are summarized on the APS journals website.
- Consults with the Publication Board, treasurer, and appropriate staff on matters that pertain to the activities and publications of PhytoFrontiers, with deference to Council.
- The chief executive officer is the business manager and publisher of PhytoFrontiers. The editor-in-chief and the chief executive officer establish publication schedules. The treasurer is the responsible fiscal officer.
Current Editorial Board