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ATOM Series Editorial Board

Terms of Reference

To ensure that booklets in the A Taste of Mathematics (ATOM) Series are published in accordance with the policies determined by the Board of Directors.

General

Booklets in the ATOM Series are designed to provide enrichment materials for high school students with an interest in and an aptitude for mathematics. Some booklets in the series will also cover the materials useful for mathematical competitions at national and international levels. Wherever feasible, booklets will be published both in English and in French (tumbled).

The Editorial Board for the ATOM Series consists of the Editor-in-Chief, normally four associate editors and the CMS Managing Editor. The term of the Editor-in-Chief shall be five years. The terms of the associate editors shall also be five years and staggered. The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by, and accountable to, the Board of Directors of the Society. The associate editors are appointed by the Publications Committee. It is the responsibility of the Publications Committee to recommend to the Executive, for transmission to the Board, the appointment of the Editor-in-Chief. The procedures for the appointment of the Editor-in-Chief and the other members of the ATOM Series Editorial Board are given in the ``Guidelines for Editorial Searches" in the Terms of Reference of the Publications Committee. The names and addresses of the Editor-in-Chief and the other members of the ATOM Series Editorial Board shall appear in each of the booklets in the ATOM Series.

The purpose of the associate editors is to help attract first-rate manuscripts, to provide the Editor-in-Chief with advice concerning the quality of manuscripts and to provide such other advice as may be requested from time to time. The Editor-in-Chief must consult with the associate editors during the review of a manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript and his/her decision is final.

The policy of the ATOM Series is set by the Board of Directors, normally through recommendations from the Publications Committee, from the Editor-in-Chief of ATOM Series, or from the ATOM Series Editorial Board. The Editor-in-Chief can veto proposals of the Board by giving written notice to the Board through the President of the Society. Such a proposal, concerning matters of policy, if passed a second time by the Board within one year of the veto, becomes official policy and is not subject to further veto by the Editor-in-Chief.

The Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of booklets in the ATOM Series and, in consultation with the Editors-in-Chief, assists in the production, promotion and related aspects of the ATOM Series.

A member of the ATOM Series Editorial Board will be an ex-officio member of the Education Committee and the Mathematical Competitions Committee. Whenever legal advice is required, the Editor-in-Chief shall contact the President or the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manuscripts are to be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, who is responsible for acknowledging receipt.

  2. The Editor-in-Chief shall decide which member of the ATOM Series Editorial Board shall deal with a particular manuscript.

  3. The Editor-in-Chief and the associate editors shall strive to process manuscripts quickly. When an associate editor intends to be on leave, he/she should so inform the Editor-in-Chief and take reasonable measures to ensure that manuscripts under his/her supervision are transferred to the Editor-in-Chief as soon as possible. When the Editor-in-Chief intends to be on leave, she/he must notify the Managing Editor of the arrangements that have been made.

  4. Editorial decisions or recommendations that will have financial or administrative implications on the ATOM Series must be discussed with the Managing Editor and the Chair of the Publications Committee.

  5. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to ensure that the editorial office operates within the budget approved by the Board of Directors. Budget proposals for the next financial year are to be submitted to the Managing Editor by August 15. Budget projections must also include estimates on the number of booklets to be published in the next three years.

  6. The Editor-in-Chief of the ATOM Series must provide an annual report detailing the status of operations and including such statistics as the number of booklets published, the release dates, as well as the number of manuscripts accepted for publication, projected release dates and other relevant information. A draft report is to be sent to the Chair of the Publications Committee and to the Managing Editor no later than December 1, and in final form by January 31.

  7. Any recommendation for changes in editorial policy is to be submitted to the Publications Committee which, after appropriate consultation, will submit a proposal to the Board of Directors, if appropriate.

  8. The ATOM Series Editorial Board shall meet from time to time to discuss editorial policy and related matters.

Membership

The ATOM Series Editorial Board consists of:

    the Editor-in-Chief of the ATOM Series
  + associate editors
  + the Managing Editor.


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