Sociology of Agriculture and Food RC40
MEMBERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
I.B. Members of RC-40 have the right to
I.C. Members are strongly urged to maintain membership in good standing in the International Sociological Association
I.D. Officers of the RC-40 are
I.E. Officers are elected in the year prior to the quadrennial World Congress and take office at that Congress
I.F. Duties of the President
I.G. Duties of the Secretary-Treasurer
I.H. Duties of the Members of the Executive Committee
II. SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE COMMITTEE
II.A. To promote and encourage scientific analysis of the social organization of agriculture and food systems
II.C. Organization of additional international meetings, including those that are held in conjunction with the World Congress and other scientific meetings
III ORGANIZATION OF THE JOURNAL
III.A. The International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food is the official scientific journal of RC-40.
III.B. The content of the journal shall reflect the scientific interests of the Research Committee, which is the sociological study of agriculture and food.
III.C. The editor(s) are appointed by the president in conjunction with the executive committee. The term of service for editors shall be negotiated in consultation with the executive committee.
III.D. The editors shall between them nominate a representative who is the main point of contact for, and liaison between, the journal and the executive committee.
III.E. The editors shall, in consultation with the executive committee, appoint an editorial assistant to take charge of the daily running of the journal. The editorial assistant shall have responsibility for co-ordinating the entire submission, reviewing and publication process; responding to contributors; liaising with reviewers; maintaining the website; ensuring that the editors are provided with regular updates on contributions and reviewing; and, assisting in the planning of future issues.
III.F. The president of RC-40, in consultation with the editors and the members of the executive committee, shall appoint the members of the editorial board. The editorial board members consist of distinguished researchers in the sociology of agriculture and food and at the time of appointment must be members of RC-40.
III.G. The executive committee shall, where possible, provide financial support to ensure the ongoing viability of the journal.
III.H. The editors shall transmit regular reports on the journal to the RC-40 newsletter and shall present a report at the quadrennial business meeting.
III.I. The editors shall transmit a complete record of journal finances to the secretary of RC-40, who shall add those records to the yearly financial report that is to be submitted to the executive committee and the quadrennial report submitted to the business meeting.
IV. AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS
IV.A. Amendments to the by-laws can be submitted by any member in good standing of the Research Committee.
IV.B. Amendments must be initially approved at RC-40 business meetings
IV.C. Amendments must then be ratified by mail ballot of members by a majority of those voting
Posted at January 27, 2011