The Symposium Book Series of APS PRESS is a series of formatted, soft-cover books based on symposia held in conjunction with The American Phytopathological Society's (APS) annual meetings. These symposia cover a wide variety of topics of interest to plant pathologists and scientists in related disciplines.
Books in the symposium series are produced as “formatted” in order to make the information presented at symposia available as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Because formatted publications are reproduced directly from the text files submitted by the editor, they are more economical to produce than traditionally edited and typeset books. APS PRESS does not assign in-house editors or proofreaders to formatted books, so the editor of the volume and the contributing authors are responsible for the quality of each book in the series.
These guidelines are intended to help symposium book editors and authors prepare high-quality manuscripts. One of the first books in the symposium series, Biological Control on the Phylloplane (1985, edited by Carol E. Windels and Steven E. Lindow), may serve as the model for these guidelines. Please direct any questions not answered in the guidelines to Greg Grahek at APS headquarters.
To keep all volumes in the symposium series reasonably consistent in appearance and format, APS PRESS has established the following general policies:
The editor of an APS PRESS symposium book is responsible for refereeing and editing the papers, for ensuring the quality of the final manuscript, for collecting and forwarding to APS PRESS copyright transfer forms and letters of permission to reprint any previously copyrighted material, and for scheduling and meeting deadlines. Except for the cover and the title and copyright pages, the book must be complete and ready for the printer when the Editor submits it to APS PRESS.
The following checklist includes many of the editor’s responsibilities: