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Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date
AP 83-B Medical Physics Operations Manual - Editor Contingency Plan 10/13/2015 12/31/2020
Policy source
AAPM Executive Committee
Policy text
  1. The determination that (1) the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of either Journal (Medical Physics or JACMP), (2) the Medical Physics Therapy Physics Editor (TPE) or Imaging Physics Editor (IPE), or (3) either Deputy Editor-in-Chief (DEIC) of JACMP is unavailable or unable to execute his or her duties will be made by the remaining two editors of the respective journal.


  2. The available editors will immediately inform the JsBMC Chair and the Chairman of the Board about the unavailability of the EIC, TPE, IPE, or DEICs and that the Editor Contingency Plan is being initiated.


  3. In the event that the IPE, the TPE, or a DEIC is unavailable, the respective EIC will serve as the point of contact for the distribution and continuation of editorial responsibilities between the remaining two editors of that journal. In the event that the EIC is unavailable, the JsBMC Chair and the Chairman of the Board will consult with the other editors of the respective journal to determine which will serve as interim EIC.


  4. The EIC or interim EIC may, at his or her discretion, distribute editorial responsibilities among a preselected subgroup of senior Editorial Board members of the respective journal to serve as interim co-editors to help manage the manuscript workload. The EIC or interim EIC will work with the Journal Manager and manuscript processor to credential and train the interim co-editors. The decision of the assigned Board member regarding a manuscript will carry the full force of an editorial decision.


  5. At the discretion of the EIC or interim EIC, other editorial business of the respective journal will be handled through appropriate combinations of the JsBMC Chair, remaining two editors of the journal, interim co-editors, Journal Manager, and manuscript processor.


  6. The process will remain in effect until such time as the editor is able to resume editorial duties or another editor is selected and approved by the AAPM Board of Directors.
Policy version history
Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date Active?
AP 83-B Medical Physics Operations Manual - Editor Contingency Plan 10/13/2015 12/31/2020 Active
AP 83-A Medical Physics Operations Manual - Editor Contingency Plan 10/7/2010 10/12/2015 Inactive

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