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The Society's journals Monthly Notices of the RAS, Geophysical Journal International, and Astronomy & Geophysics are each overseen by an Editorial Board, which reports to the Society's Publications Management Committee (PMC). The PMC is made up of representatives of the RAS and its publisher(s), and reports to RAS Council, provides overall strategic and commercial direction.

 




PUBLICATIONS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Composition
Responsibilities
Inputs
Outputs
Schedule
RAS:
  • Treasurer (chair);
  • Astronomical Secretary;
  • Managing Editors MNRAS & GJI;
  • Editor A&G;
  • Exec Secretary
OUP:
  • Journals Director;
  • Journals Mngr;
  • Production Mngr;
  • Marketing Mngr
Committee Sec: Snr Editorial Assistant
Over-arching management of all RAS journals (excluding scientific content) through strategic planning and performance review of Production (including electronic) handling times; Prices; Revenue; Costs; Staffing; Marketing; Readership; Product/service development Publishers Report, viz.
  • Sales
  • Readership/Impact
  • Revenue
  • Costs
  • Production
Reports from Managing Editors of MNRAS, GJI, and A&G
Other
Up-dated strategic plan (subject to approval by RAS Council) viz. prices; budgets; page budgets; staffing; format; marketing; competitor/risk analysis; product/service development, etc. Annual

 


MNRAS EDITORIAL BOARD
Composition
Responsibilities
Inputs
Outputs
Schedule
Editor-in- Chief MNRAS (chair);
MNRAS Editors

OUP: Journals Mngr., Production Mngr.


RAS: Astronomical Secretary, Exec. Sec.

Committee Secretary: Snr Editorial Assistant
Academic management and development of an international peer-reviewed journal Publisher's report, viz.
sales; readership/impact; production handling times (including electronic).
Editorial Report, viz., papers submitted/rejected; changes in editors/referees.

Publications strategic plan (excepting commercially sensitive data).

Other.
Annual report to the Management Committee. Annual

 


GJI EDITORIAL BOARD
Composition
Responsibilities
Inputs
Outputs
Schedule
Editor- in-Chief GJI (chair);
GJI Editors

OUP: Journals Manager, Production Manager


RAS: Geophysical Secretary, Exec. Sec.


Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft representative

Committee Secretary: GJI Editorial Assistant
Academic management and development of an international peer-reviewed journal Publisher's report, viz.
sales; readership/impact; production handling times (including electronic).
Editorial Report, viz., papers submitted/rejected; changes in editors/referees.

Publications strategic plan (excepting commercially sensitive data).

Other.
Annual report to the Management Committee Annual

 


A&G EDITORIAL BOARD
Composition
Responsibilities
Inputs
Outputs
Schedule
RAS: Geophysical Secretary(Chair); Treasurer; Exec. Sec.; Press/Communications Officers

OUP: Journals Manager

Editorial Advisers
Management and development of a `news and review' and membership journal; coordination with web site Publisher's report, viz., sales; readership; production handling times (including electronic).
Editorial Report, viz., articles commissioned/submitted; changes to editorial advisers.

Publications strategic plan (excepting commercially sensitive data).

Other.
Annual Report to the Management Committee Annual