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Bulletin Editorial Committee

General Description

The Chief Editor of the Bulletin shall be appointed by the Council. Recommendations for appointment and reappointment shall be made by a committee consisting of the Executive Director (chair), the Secretary, the President, and two elected members of the Council appointed by the President. For new appointments, the committee should advertise widely to attract applications from the entire mathematical community. The recommendation of the committee along with a written rationale shall be brought to the Council for its approval.

Members of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin shall be nominated by the Chief Editors or Chief Editor-elect. Those nominations should be approved by the Council or, when appointments are made between meetings, by the Executive Committee of the Council. Members of the Editorial Board serve terms that end with the term of the Chief Editor nominating them.

Principal Activities

To solicit, acquire, review, edit and publish articles in the Bulletin. There are three types of articles:

  1. Articles
  2. Mathematical Perspectives
  3. Book Reviews

The BR Editor selects books for review and sends them to reviewers of his or her choice.

Other Activities

The Chief Editor and Book Reviews Editor select or nominate associate editors for their respective sections. The Chief Editor determines, in cooperation with the production editors in Providence, the number of articles per issue and the date of publication of individual articles.

Miscellaneous Information

This committee will conduct at most one meeting per year. This committee has been designated at LEVEL B.

The business of this committee may be reimbursed by the Society.

The Chief Editor serves as the representative on the Council. The travel budget of the Chief Editor is negotiated with the AMS Publisher.

Note to the Chair

Committee chairs should be informed, at the beginning of each fiscal period, of the budget of their committees and cautioned to remain within the budget. Such items as travel reimbursement, accommodations, and meals for guests of any kind fall within these budgets.

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members

A list of current and past members is available here: