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Plant Disease Editorial Board

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

  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. Is the presiding officer of the Plant Disease Editorial Board.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.