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The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine

Regulations

Article I       -      Purpose

The purposes of The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine (EJBM) are to encourage medical and graduate students of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) to acquire experience and expertise in the management and editorship of a scientific journal, to serve as an intellectual forum for the AECOM community, and to encourage the publication of a wide range of scholarly material by AECOM students, fellows, residents, faculty, and alumni.

Article II       -      Editorial Board and Membership

Section 1:      The Editorial Board of the EJBM will consist of Student and Faculty Editors and will be charged with carrying out the business and activities of the EJBM.

Section 2:      Students currently registered at health-related Yeshiva University (YU)-affiliated graduate school are eligible to become a Student Editor of the EJBM.

Section 3:      Any current AECOM faculty member or employee of a health-related YU-affiliated graduate school with an M.D. or Ph.D. degree is eligible to become a Faculty Editor of the EJBM.

Section 4:      All Voting Editors of the Editorial Board, student or faculty, must complete the application process. The application process consists of submitting a statement of interest to the Editor-in-Chief. In addition, student applicants must complete an editorial examination and sign an agreement to all the terms and conditions set forth in the EJBM Constitution and its Bylaws. After reviewing these materials, the Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Executive Editorial Board will notify the Voting Editor about his/her acceptance. In order to maintain the status of Voting Editor, a member must maintain “consistent interest” in the goals of the EJBM. Consistent interest is defined as attending at least one Editorial Meeting (See Article IV - Editorial Meetings) per year; editing at least one article per year or performing Official Duties (See Rules of Operation); and adherence to the Purpose of the EJBM.

Section 5:      Membership decisions will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion or creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation as defined by applicable law.

Article III       -      Appointments, Terms, and Removals

Section 1:      The Executive Editorial Board will be charged with the coordination of all EJBM business and activities.

Section 2:      The Executive Editorial Board will consist of the Chair of the Editorial Board, Editor-in-Chief and at most four Associate Editors: Review, Editing, Books, and Production (See Rules of Operation).

Section 3:      The Chair of the Editorial Board must be an AECOM faculty member.

Section 4:      The Executive Committee of the Division of Education (DOE) or the Executive Editorial Board may nominate a Chair of the Editorial Board. The current Executive Editorial Board will discuss and appoint the new Chair of the Editorial Board with the advice and consent of the AECOM Dean and the Executive Committee of the DOE.

Section 5:      The Chair of the Editorial Board will serve a three-year renewable term of office beginning September first of the year in which he/she was elected and lasting until December of the third year following election. To facilitate the transition between incoming and outgoing Chairs of the Editorial Board terms of office overlap for the final Quarter of EJBM publication. All acknowledgments will be given to the incumbent Chair of the Editorial Board until January of the New Year.

Section 6:      Any Voting Student Editor may be nominated for an Executive Editorial Board position, except for the Chair of the Editorial Board. Self-nominations are acceptable. If a Voting Student Editor accepts the nomination, he/she must submit a statement of his/her qualifications for the Executive Editorial Board position desired to the current Editor-in-Chief. A Voting Student Editor may be nominated for more than one Executive Editorial Board position, but that Voting Student Editor may not be appointed to more than one Executive Editorial Board position.

Section 7:      At Executive Editorial Board Meeting after nominations have been solicited, all members of the current Executive Editorial Board will discuss the nominees and determine which nominees are competent and capable of holding a position on the Executive Editorial Board.

Section 8:      The current Chair of the Editorial Board and the current Editor-in-Chief will consider the recommendations of the Executive Editorial Board and the Editorial Board in appointing the new Executive Editorial Board. In the event of a disagreement, all appointments will be deferred to the Chair of the Editorial Board with the advice and consent of the AECOM Dean and the Executive Committee of the DOE.

Section 9:      Members of the Executive Editorial Board, except the Chair of the Editorial Board, will serve a one-year renewable term beginning September first of the year in which he/she was elected and lasting until December of the year following election. To facilitate the transition between incoming and outgoing Executive Editorial Board members the terms of office overlap for the final Quarter of EJBM publication. All acknowledgments will be given to the incumbent Executive Editorial Board until January of the New Year.

Section 10:      If it is shown that the actions of the Chair of the Editorial Board are in conflict with the Official Duties (See Rules of Operation) of his/her office or the Purpose of the EJBM, the Chair of the Editorial Board may be removed from the EJBM Editorial Board and the Executive Editorial Board. Removal requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Voting Student and Faculty Editors as well as the consent of the AECOM Dean and the Executive Committee of the DOE. Allowing the Editor-in-Chief to vote will break all ties.

Section 11:      If it is shown that the actions of that Voting Student or Faculty Editor are in conflict with the duties of his/her position or the Purpose of the EJBM, the Chair of the Editorial Board may remove any member of the Executive Editorial Board or the Editorial Board from the EJBM with the consent of the AECOM Dean and the Executive Committee of the DOE.

Section 12:      No Executive Editorial Board position will be left vacant should an Executive Editorial Board member be unable to complete his/her term.
 
A.    In the event that the position of Chair of the Editorial Board is left vacant, a new Chair of the Editorial Board will be appointed to complete the term (Article III - Appointments, Terms, and Removals; Section 4).
B.    In the event that the position of Editor-in-Chief is left vacant, the Chair of the Editorial Board will appoint a Voting Student Editor to complete the term.
C.    In the event that any Executive Editorial Board, other than the Editor-in-Chief or the Chair of the Editorial Board, is left vacant, the Editor-in-Chief will appoint a Voting Student Editor to complete the term.
 

Article IV       -      Editorial Meetings

Section 1:      The EJBM will conduct an Editorial Meeting at least once every six months.

Section 2:      The Editor-in-Chief will preside over all EJBM Editorial Meetings. In the event that the Editor-in-Chief is unable to preside over an Editorial Meeting, an Associate Editor will preside as designated by the Editor-in-Chief.

Section 3:      Any Voting Student or Faculty Editor may place an item on the Editorial Meeting agenda by contacting the Editor-in-Chief.

Section 4:      The Chair of the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief will consider the recommendations of the Editorial Board and the Executive Editorial Board when deciding on the best course of action regarding any proposal. In the event of a disagreement, all decisions will be deferred to the Chair of the Editorial Board with the advice and consent of the AECOM Dean and the Executive Committee of the DOE.

Section 5:      The Executive Committee of the DOE with the advice and consent of the AECOM Dean has the authority to override the decisions of the Chair of the Editorial Board.

Section 6:      All Editorial Meetings will be run according to the preference of the presiding member of the Executive Editorial Board.

Section 7:      The Executive Editorial Board will meet at least once a month.

Article V       -      Affiliations

Section 1:      EJBM is a recognized by the DOE as a student run enterprise that contributes to the education of students in the AECOM community. Consequently, the Executive Committee of the DOE and the AECOM Dean advise and council the EJBM about its decisions, endorse difficult decisions that the EJBM and its leadership may have to make, and resolve disputes the may arise within the EJBM or its leadership.

Section 2:      The EJBM recognizes and understands that neither YU nor AECOM assume legal liability for the actions of the EJBM and are not providing indemnification for any activities of the EJBM, unless those activities expressly benefit and further the goals of YU or AECOM and have received prior review, approval, and consent from YU or AECOM to provide such written indemnification.

Section 3:      All articles published in the EJBM are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in the EJBM may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in an electronic database, videodisks, etc. by third parties without first obtaining written permission from the Chair of the Editorial Board or a designated AECOM or YU legal representative.

Article VI       -      Changes to the Regulations or Rules of Operation

Section 1:      The EJBM Regulations and Rules of Operation may be amended at an Executive Editorial Meeting.

Section 2:      The EJBM will not adopt any Rules of Operation that are in conflict with its Reguations.

Section 3:      Any Voting Editor may propose an amendment to the EJBM Constitution or its Bylaws. After approval by the Editor-in-Chief, the Voting Editor may discuss the proposed amendment at an Executive Editorial Board Meeting prior to the Editorial Meeting at which the amendment will be brought to the floor.

Section 4:      Proposed amendments may not be altered during the Executive Editorial Meeting. Alterations must be proposed as separate amendments.

Section 5:      The approval of an amendment to the EJBM Regulations will require a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Editors present at the Executive Editorial Meeting as well as the consent of the Voting Editors, the Chair of the Editorial Board, the Executive Committee of the DOE, and the AECOM Dean. The Editor-in-Chief will not vote except to break all ties.

Section 6:      Any changes passed will be effective immediately unless otherwise specified.  
 

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