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Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts Editorial Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

This Editorial Committee is charged with selecting projects for publication that would be appropriate as upper level (post-calculus) undergraduate level textbooks in pure and applied mathematics. The Committee is encouraged to look favorably on recommendations from other editorial committees of the Society, but is ultimately 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 aggressively competing with other mathematics publishers, it is extremely important that the committee makes decisions in a timely manner, usually within several weeks and always within 3 months' time.

The Committee may 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 charged to assist and support the Committee in any way possible, including preparation and distribution of necessary materials and communication with outside experts suggested by the Committee.

Miscellaneous Information

The business expenses of this committee, such as communications charges, may be reimbursed by the Society. 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: