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The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine

Rules of Operation

Article I       -      Content

Section 1:      The contents of The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine (EJBM) encompass a wide range of disciplines related to biology and medicine in the broadest sense. These disciplines may include the humanities, social sciences, economics, and political science.

Section 2:      Works accepted for publication fall into the following categories:

A.      Original Works are defined as those that contain new or novel ideas in medicine or science, and include but are not limited to: clinical case reports; research in the biological, clinical, or population sciences; and abstracts presented at symposia.
B.      Reviews are defined as those that summarize current concepts in medicine or science, and include but are not limited to reviews of the medical scientific literature; summaries of information directly relevant to: coursework at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM); descriptions of unique community-based health care projects or programs; and descriptions of new teaching programs or educational methodologies.
C.      Historical Works are defined as those that summarize past concepts in medical science or detail chronological events, and include but are not limited to biographical information about a person or entity and descriptions of experiences.
D.    Book Reviews are defined as solicited critiques of an already published work.
E.      Editorials are defined as all critiques, commentary, and correspondence, regarding medical scientific opinion or the current state of affairs in medicine or science.
F.      Artwork is defined as all prose, poetry, or other form of expression that is not for the explicit purpose of relaying medical scientific content or an opinion about such content.

Section 3:      Since the EJBM may also serve as a vehicle for discussion and debate of controversial issues in disciplines related to biology and medicine in the broadest sense, the EJBM is not be responsible for the opinions that are set forth. The EJBM is a forum and does not serve as a filter or censor of the material that it publishes. However, the EJBM reserves the right to not publish on a topic for any reason.

Section 4:      While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of press neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

Section 5:      Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the EJBM, however, under special circumstances the author may be allowed to retain the copyright; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language or any format without the consent of the copyright holder; and that written permission of the copyright holder is obtained by the authors for material used from other copyrighted sources.

Section 6:      Photocopies or print-outs may be made for personal or in-house use beyond the limitations stipulated under Section 107 or 108 of U.S. Copyright Law, provided the appropriate fee is paid directly to the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970, USA, stating the ISSN 0724-6706, the volume, and the first and last page numbers of each article copied. The copyright owner’s consent does not include copying or printing for general distribution, promotion, new works, or resale. In these cases, specific written permission must first be obtained from the copyright holder.

Article II      -      General Operations

Section 1:      The Executive Editorial Board according to their Official Duties will obtain Authors for the articles of the EJBM (See Article III - Responsibilities of the Executive Editorial Board).

Section 2:      Editing of articles for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style will be performed according to the Instructions for Authors and the Chicago Manual of Style or the Council of Biology Editors Manual.

Section 3:      The Student Editors are responsible for the individual articles of the EJBM.

A.        Each Student Editor is responsible for the submission of at least two manuscripts each year.
B.    A Student Editor will follow an article from its submission at the EJBM to its publication in the EJBM. This responsibility includes editing the article and receiving feedback with respect to editing skills (See Student Editor Checklist and Book Review and Editorial Checklist).
C.    The appropriate Associate Editor and the entire Executive Editorial Board will supervise the Student Editors (See Article III - Responsibilities of the Executive Editorial Board).

Section 4:      The Faculty Editors are responsible for the mentoring of Student Editors.

A.    A Faculty Editor will edit articles (See Faculty and Associate Editor Checklist) if students want feedback on their editing skills.

Section 5:      Faculty Reviewers are experts in the field an article is written about. They are responsible for determining if the content of an article is coherent, appropriate, timely, and of interest to the Yeshiva University (YU), AECOM, or general medical and scientific community.

Section 6:      The Editorial Assistant will be charged with the day-to-day operations of the EJBM as determined by the Chair of the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief (See Responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant).

Article III - Responsibilities of the Executive Editorial Board

Section 1:      It is the responsibility of the Executive Editorial Board to further the Purpose of the EJBM and to carry out their Official Duties.

A.    To best carry out the Purpose of the EJBM, the Executive Editorial Board may delegate responsibilities to the members of the Editorial Board. The Chair of the Editorial Board may appoint faculty or administration as necessary to help carry out Official Duties. The Editor-in-Chief may create and dissolve ad-hoc committees as necessary.
B.    Each member of the Executive Editorial Board will prepare an annual report containing documentation, procedures, and recommendations. Said reports will be submitted to the successor of the position and to the Editor-in-Chief no later than September first.
C.    The Executive Editorial Board is accountable to all EJBM Editors as defined by the Constitution.
D.    The Chair of the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief will be denied the right to vote during Editorial Board Meetings, except in specific cases outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws.

Section 2:      The Official Duties of the Chair of the Editorial Board are:

A.    To maintain and up hold the standards of conduct set forth by both YU and AECOM.
B.    To stay abreast of all Executive Editorial Board business and keep the Executive Editorial Board acting in accordance with the Purpose and the duties defined in the EJBM Constitution and its Bylaws.
C.    To insure continuity of the EJBM in the presence of a changing Editorial Board.
D.    To insure that Faculty Editors and Executive Editors are properly mentoring Student Editors.
E.    To appoint and discharge duties to the faculty and administration that help carry out the Purpose of the EJBM and the Official Duties of the Chair the Editorial Board. To act as coordinator of responsibilities, duties, and activities of the Executive Editorial Board.
F.    To act as the official faculty spokesperson for the EJBM and liaison between the EJBM, administration, faculty, and the publisher of the EJBM. These responsibilities include but are not limited to an annual report to the DOE.
G.    To supervise the activities of the Editorial Assistant. Editorial Assistant is defined as anyone paid by YU, AECOM, or EJBM for services other than publishing.
H.    To handle all legal and financial issues faced by the EJBM.
I.    To maintain the standards and accept final responsibility for all publications of the EJBM.

Section 3:      The Official Duties of the Editor-in-Chief are:

A.    To maintain and uphold the standards of conduct set forth by both YU and AECOM.
B.    To stay abreast of all Executive Editorial Board business and keep the Executive Editorial Board and Editorial Board acting in accordance with the Purpose and the duties define in the Constitution and its Bylaws.
C.    To create and dissolve ad-hoc committees to carry out the Purpose of the EJBM.
D.    To act as coordinator of responsibilities, duties, and activities of the Executive Editorial Board and Editorial Board.
E.    To insure that Associate Editors and Faculty Editors are properly mentoring and educating Student Editors.
F.    To act as the official student spokesperson for the EJBM and liaison between the EJBM, administration, faculty, and the publisher of the EJBM.
G.    To maintain the standards and accept responsibility for all publications of the EJBM.
H.    To coordinate all meetings and votes as well as oversee the transition of responsibilities between Executive Editors.
I.    To coordinate the recruitment of new Student and Faculty Editors.
J.    To solicit editorial pieces, other critical articles, and artistic works.

Section 4:      The Official Duties of the Associate Editor of Review are:

A.    To maintain and uphold the standards of conduct set forth by both YU and AECOM.
B.    To coordinate the solicitation of manuscripts from the AECOM or other medical and scientific community.
C.    To coordinate the Student and Faculty Editors responsible for the review of manuscripts submitted by students, faculty, or other member of the medical and scientific community.
D.    To insure that Student Editors receive proper mentoring and education with respect to their editorial skills.
E.    To accept final responsibility for the processing of manuscripts before editing.
F.    To assist the Editor-in Chief and the Chair of the Editorial Board.

Section 5:      The Official Duties of the Associate Editor of Editing:

A.    To maintain and uphold the standards of conduct set forth by both YU and AECOM.
C.    To coordinate the Student and Faculty Editors responsible for the editing of manuscripts submitted by students, faculty, or other member of the medical and scientific community.
D.    To insure that Student Editors receive proper mentoring and education with respect to their editorial skills.
E.    To accept final responsibility for the editing of each manuscript.
F.    To assist the Editor-in Chief and the Chair of the Editorial Board.

Section 6:      The Official Duties of the Associate Editor of Books are:

A.    To maintain and uphold the standards of conduct set forth by both YU and AECOM.
B.    To solicit books for review in the EJBM from various publishers, and to sort those books received according to their interest to AECOM or the general medical and scientific community.
C.    To solicit Book Reviews from the AECOM community on topics of interest to the general medical and scientific community.
D.    To coordinate the Student and Faculty Editors responsible for the editing and review of Book Reviews submitted by students, faculty, or other member of the medical and scientific community.
E.    To insure that Student Editors receive proper mentoring and education with respect to their editorial skills.
F.    To accept final responsibility for the editing of Book Reviews.
G.    To insure that the author of the book review and the publisher of the book receive at least two copies of the EJBM. The publisher should also be notified as to the exact page numbers on which the review of their book is published.
H.    To assist the Editor-in Chief and the Chair of the Editorial Board.

Section 7:      The Official Duties of the Associate Editor of Production are:

A.    To maintain and uphold the standards of conduct set forth by both YU and AECOM.
B.    To distribute the EJBM to its Readership. Readership is defined as those that receive printed or electronic material published by the EJBM.
C.    To maintain all EJBM resources that are required for distribution purposes, including mailing lists, electronic mail, web sites, databases, etc.
D.    To coordinate issues related to the layout, cover, and other issues related to the appearance of the EJBM.
E.    To insure that all authors receive at least two copies of the EJBM. In addition, the publisher of books reviewed by the EJBM should also receive at least two copies of the EJBM with the exact page numbers on which the review of their book is published.
F.    To accept responsibility for the editing and appearance of the EJBM.
G.    To assist the Editor-in Chief and the Chair of the Editorial Board.
 

 

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