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Editorial Committee

  • Responsible for the production of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, and shall implement any editorial policy set by the ASCCP Board of Directors
  • Provide one editorial per issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (related to an article, hot topic, etc)
  • Develop new sections/materials for the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
  • Continue to explore options to expand the circulation of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease 
  • The official publication of the Society shall be the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. This journal shall be administered as follows:


Editor-in-Chief:
The President of the Society shall propose a name for the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease when the present Editor-in-Chief's term of office has expired. A majority vote of the members of the ASCCP Board of Directors attending the meeting at which the name of an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease is proposed by the President shall constitute appointment.

The duties of the Editor-in-Chief shall be as follows:

- Preside at Editorial Board meetings
- Appoint Associate Editors and Editors-at-large to the Editorial Board
- Provide strategic planning for the Journal
- Negotiate general financial arrangements with the publisher and will present contracts to the
- Board of Directors
- Review the publisher’s Journal marketing plan
- Report to the ASCCP President


Executive Editor:
The President of the Society shall propose a name for the Executive Editor of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease when the present Executive Editor's term of office has expired. A majority vote of the members of the ASCCP Board of Directors attending the meeting at which the name of an Executive Editor of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease is proposed by the President shall constitute appointment.

The duties of the Executive Editor shall be as follows:

- Serve as the production liaison to the publisher
- Define the editorial content of the Journal
- Plan the format of the Journal


Associate Editors:
The Associate Editors will include a Past President, one member with expertise in electronic publishing, one member with expertise in lower anogenital tract disorders and/or Human papillomavirus, and two or more other members who reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the Society.

The duties of the Associate Editors shall be as follows:

- Be responsible for the solicitation of manuscripts
- Develop an interdisciplinary network of contributors to the Journal (to include pathology, vulvar disease, family practice interests, nurse practitioner interests, etc.)
- Provide integration with the ASCCP Board of Directors

Proposed names for the Associate Editors of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease shall be proposed  to the Editor-in-Chief by the Executive Editor within sixty (60) days of his/her appointment. Concurrence of the Editor-in-Chief shall constitute appointment of the Associate Editors.


Editorial Committee:
The Editorial Committee shall be composed of the Editor-in-Chief, the Executive Editor, Senior Associate Editors, and the Associate Editors.

Editorial Board:
The Editorial Board shall be composed of the Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor, Senior Associate Editors, Associate Editors and additional Editors-at-Large. Editors-at-Large will be proposed by the Executive Editor to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief will then present the names of the Editors-at-Large for formal approval by the ASCCP Board of Directors. All Editors shall serve at the behest of the ASCCP Board of Directors.

Term of Office:
All Editors will serve for a five (5) year term and may be reappointed indefinitely. Editors will be appointed to staggered terms to provide an evolving yet stable Editorial Board. An Editor may be removed from her/his position by the ASCCP Board of Directors at any time for failure to adequately carry out the duties of the position. If an Editor is removed by action of the ASCCP Board of Directors, the Editor-in-Chief shall appoint a replacement until the time of the next annual members’ business meeting, when a new name may be proposed for Editor to the Board of Directors.

Content of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease:
The Editorial Committee shall be responsible for the production of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. Although the content of each issue is the responsibility of the Executive Editor, the direction of the Board of Directors concerning editorial policy matters shall be accepted and implemented by the Editorial Board.

Liaison with the Board of Directors:
The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. She/he shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors.

Expectations:

- The ASCCP Editorial committee meets as necessary by the Society by telephone conference call. Generally these calls are scheduled on a weekday.
- The Editorial Board shall formally meet at each Biennial Scientific Meeting to assess the overall content of the Journal and to assess the financial arrangement with the publisher. The Executive Director shall serve as the sole authority to enter into and conclude any legal contracts between the Society and the publisher.
- The Editorial Committee meet at the Biennial with appropriate Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (LWW) representatives to review the marketing plans and budget, subscription rates, production process, and other relevant issues. In non-Biennial years this function will be accomplished through sharing with the Committee the results of similar process limited to the Executive and Managing Editors of the Journal, the Executive Director of the ASCCP and representatives of LWW 

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