To ensure that the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin are published in accordance with the policies determined by the Board of Directors.
The Scientific Editorial Board for the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin consists of the Editors-in-Chief of each journal and associate editors who serve for both journals. The terms of the Editors-in-Chief shall be five years. The terms of the associate editors shall also be five years and staggered. All editors are appointed by, and accountable to, the Board of Directors of the Society. It is the responsibility of the Publications Committee to recommend to the Executive, for transmission to the Board, the appointment of all editors. The procedures for the appointment of editors-in-chief and associate editors are given in the ``Guidelines for Editorial Searches" in the Terms of Reference of the Publications Committee. The names and addresses of the Editors-in-Chief and the associate editors shall appear in each issue of the Journal and the Bulletin.
The purpose of the associate editors is to help attract first-rate papers, to provide the Editors-in-Chief of the CJM or the CMB with advice concerning the quality of manuscripts and suitable choices of referees, and to provide such other advice as may be requested from time to time. The Editors-in-Chief are encouraged to consult with the associate editors during the review of a manuscript. The Editors-in-Chief of the CJM or the CMB are responsible for the acceptance or rejection of submitted papers and their decision in such matters is final.
Concerning matters not directly related to the scientific merit of submitted papers (length of papers, Canadian content, copyright, page charges, subject areas to be emphasized or de-emphasized, etc.), the policy of each journal is set by the Board of Directors, normally through recommendations from the Publications Committee, from the Editors-in-Chief, or from the Scientific Editorial Board. Editors-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 Editors-in-Chief.
The non-scientific contents of the journals are solely the responsibility of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mathematical Society. The Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the two journals and, in consultation with the editors, assists in the non-scientific and production aspects of both journals.
Whenever legal advice is required, the Editors-in-Chief shall contact the President or the Executive Director.
In this case, it is imperative that a copy of the manuscript and the date of its receipt be sent immediately to an editor-in-chief of the appropriate journal:
(Current policy is that; all accepted papers which, in final form, are less than 10 pages should appear in the Bulletin and all accepted papers which, in final form, are more than 13 pages should appear in the Journal.)
The associate editor shall indicate her/his intent to commence the refereeing process and eventually shall transfer to the Editors-in-Chief the entire file concerning the paper, together with a referee's report and advice as to how to deal with the paper.
In this case, the associate editor shall transfer the manuscript promptly to an editor-in-chief of the appropriate journal together with a recommendation of a suitable referee or advice to reject. If the advice is to reject, the associate editor shall provide, for the author's benefit, some statement giving the grounds for rejection.
The Scientific Editorial Board consists of:
|the 2 Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics|
|+||the 2 Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin|
(The number of associate editors, normally 12, shall be such as to represent a reasonable cross-section of current mathematical research).