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Graduate Studies in Mathematics Editorial Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The Committee is charged with selecting projects for publication that would be appropriate as graduate level textbooks. The Committee is encouraged to look favorably on recommendations from other editorial committees of the Society but is responsible for the actual selection of books in the series.

The principal function of a book editorial committee is to decide the appropriateness of proposed book projects for publication. Because the AMS is competing vigorously with other mathematics publishers, it is extremely important that the committee make its decision in a timely manner, usually within weeks and always within two months’ time.

A committee will often seek the advice of one or more outside experts in order to facilitate its decision process, but this is not always necessary. The AMS Acquisitions Staff is available to help the committee in any possible way, including communication with outside experts suggested by the committee.

Although most proposals will come to a committee from an AMS Acquisitions Editor, the Editorial Committee itself may solicit proposals.

Other Activities

The Committee is also encouraged to be active in seeking appropriate projects rather than simply responding to submissions.

Miscellaneous Information

The business expenses of this committee, such as teleconference charges, may be reimbursed by the Society. Travel reimbursement for this committee has been designated at LEVEL B.

The Committee may have one meeting a year, perhaps during regularly scheduled AMS meetings.

Note to the Chair

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: