Publications standing committee

Effective July 26, 2009

 

1. Description, membership and function

1a. The Board establishes a Publications standing committee for the Society.

1b. The past President of SARMAC serves as Chairperson of the Publications Committee. Other members of the Publications Committee will consist of the President of SARMAC, and 3 members of the Society who are not on the Board and who nominate themselves (or are nominated by the Board) and are elected by a majority vote of the Board, each for a 3- year term, staggered and renewable, or until the end of their tenure on the Board, whichever is shorter. The Publications Committee may not include any current Editor or Associate Editor of any SARMAC Journal.

1c. The responsibilities of the Publications Committee will be to [1] evaluate the value of SARMAC Journals to the Society and to applied research in memory and cognition, [2] to assess and to recommend ways to improve the quality and impact of SARMAC Journals, [3] to review procedures for the selection and tenure of Journal Editors and Associate Editors of SARMAC journals, and recommend changes to those procedures; [4] to recommend to the Board the Editors and Associate Editors of SARMAC journals; [5] to evaluate the continuation of Journals as being SARMAC Journals, and to explore the establishment of new Society Journals.

1d. The Publications Committee will provide recommendations to the SARMAC Board of Governors regarding any decisions to be made about SARMAC Journals. The SARMAC Board of Governors is responsible for approving or disapproving of the recommendations of the Publications Committee, via a simple majority vote. The SARMAC Board of Governors is responsible for forwarding these recommendations to the Publisher. To avoid conflicts of interest, Board members who are Editors and Associate Editors of SARMAC journals cannot vote on these recommendations.