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Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics Editorial Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

Editorial responsibility, including the authority to accept manuscripts, for new publications in the Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematic Series and for the reprinting of existing publications in the series.

Liaison should be maintained with the Short Course Subcommittee of the Program Committee on for National Meetings, and with the AMS-IMS-SIAM Committee of Joint Summer Research Conferences, because manuscripts may be expected to arise from short courses and/or Summer Research Conferences, and the Editorial Committee should be aware of these from inception. The committee should also seek out very high-quality older books that are appropriate for the series, and include them in the series either by reprinting the books or publishing new editions.

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 2 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

Miscellaneous Information

The business of this committee can be done by email or videoconference. Travel reimbursement for this committee has been designated at LEVEL B.

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: