Current Board Members
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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 and must have served as a Senior Editor in one of the established APS journals. 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 associate editor-in-chief may be appointed with the approval of APS Council to serve concurrently with the editor-in-chief. An associate editor-in-chief may serve concurrently with the term of the editor-in-chief and may not hold another office of the society during their tenure. If the associate editor-in-chief is nominated to succeed the editor-in-chief, the appointment must be confirmed by vote of the APS Council.
Responsibilities as 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
Plant Disease Editorial Board.
- Appoints to the Editorial Board, with the approval of the Publications Board, one or more senior editors and/or feature editors for three-year terms concurrent with that of the editor-in-chief. Senior 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.
- Selects associate editors as needed for three-year terms after consultation with the Publications Board. Approximately one-third of associate editors rotate off each year.
- Establishes, in consultation with the Editorial Board, the general editorial and publications policies and procedures for Plant Disease. These policies are published on the APS journals website.
- Consults with the Publications Board, treasurer, and appropriate staff on matters that pertain to the activities and publications
of Plant Disease, with deference to the Council.
- The chief executive officer is the business manager and publisher of
Plant Disease. The editor-in-chief and the chief executive officer establish publication schedules. The treasurer is the responsible fiscal officer.