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Phytopathology News Advisory Board

Council appoints the editor-in-chief for a three-year term. 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.

Responsibilities as editor-in-chief

  1. Serves as a member of the Publications Board.
  2. Assumes office as editor-in-chief at the beginning of the next calendar year following appointment.
  3. Prepares and submits reports to the Internal Communications Officer of APS upon request.
  4. Serves as chair of the Phytopathology News Advisory Committee
  5. Recommends three APS members each for a three-year term to the Publications board for Council approval. An APS staff member also serves on this board.
  6. Establishes, in consultation with the Publications Board and approval by Council, the general editorial and publications policies and procedures for Phytopathology News.
  7. Consults with the Publications Board, treasurer, and appropriate staff on matters that pertain to the activities and ​publications of Phytopathology News, with deference to Council.
  8. Works with APS Staff Editor to insure the timely publication of accurate and appropriate material in Phytopathology News.
  9. The executive vice president is the business manager and publisher of Phytopathology News. The editor-in-chief and the executive vice president establish publication schedules. The treasurer is the responsible fiscal officer.