SLAS Discovery Editorial Board Charter

Committee / Task Force / Council Name SLAS Discovery Editorial Board
Last Updated January 28, 2019
Mission / Charge Provide the journal editors with a diverse team of volunteers to foster editorial excellence and proactively contribute to the journal’s success. Members of the EB serve as the frontline, grassroots advocates of the journals.
Specific Deliverables
  • Author or solicit appropriate high-quality manuscripts at least twice per year.
  • Actively participate in the manuscript review process by personally reviewing manuscripts upon request throughout the year and by recruiting willing and able volunteers to add to the manuscript reviewer database.
  • Assist the editorial leadership team by sharing thoughts, ideas, and positive and negative feedback.
  • Represent and actively promote the SLAS journals in day-to-day exchanges with coworkers and colleagues.
  • Cite the SLAS journals in related papers that they or their colleagues may publish in other journals.
Level of Authority The Editorial Board has full authority for the content of the Journal.
Other Committees/TFs/Councils with Which This Group Interacts The EB reports to the Knowledge Content and Delivery Council (KCDC).
Number of Members, Terms & Rotation

The EB does not have minimum or maximum limits for membership. All EB members shall be Members of the Society.

Individual EB members are appointed to three-year terms and may serve two (2) consecutive three-year terms. Reappointments to second three-year terms are made by the editor-in-chief and are contingent upon performance. After serving two (2) consecutive three-year terms, EB members must take a leave of service for at least one (1) year before they may be considered for reappointment.

Desired Member Skills

EB members will be dues-paying members, active participants in the Society and be willing to serve and represent SLAS as involved leaders. They will have a broad understanding of the goals and work of the Society.

EB members should be diverse in that collectively they represent:

  • Areas of expertise across the editorial scope of the journal.
  • SLAS primary member sectors (i.e. academia, pharma industry and government).
  • SLAS technology and service users and providers.
  • SLAS global geography (i.e. Americas, Europe, Asia).
Type & Frequency of Meetings The EB meets as a group three (3) times each year. One (1) in-person meeting is held during the annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition and two (2) web conferences are held (one in spring and one in fall).
Budget EB members are not involved in the journal budget development or management process. The editor-in-chief and director of publishing are responsible for the journal budget.
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