SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

DBIO Recommended Practices - Biofeedback Editor

Function: The Editor of the Division bulletin, Biofeedback, is responsible for collecting, editing and publishing articles and notices of interest to the Division membership.

Appointments: The terms of appointments are not set.  An Assistant Editor and/or committee members may be appointed by the Editor if needed. Such appointments are made with Chair approval.

  1. Consult with the Executive Board and Treasurer to establish a budget, if needed. Must request permission of Division Chair to exceed that budget. Submits an estimated budget to the Treasurer each year by the deadline (typically January) established.
  2. Solicit articles from members for the publication.
  3. Edit copy to ensure proper spelling and so forth, and publish Biofeedback in electronic format on the Division Web site, or in paper format, or both. 
  4. Work with the Division Chair, Chair-elect, and Fund Development Committee to obtain paid advertisements to help cover the expenses of the bulletin. To all interested advertisers send the Biofeedback fact sheet and a sample issue of Biofeedback, if requested.
  5. Review specifications and rates for advertising and submit the recommended changes to the DBIO Executive Board for review and approval.
  6. Invoicing for advertising will be done by the Treasurer. The editor will supply the Treasurer with contact addresses and amounts due.  Tear sheets can be provided if requested by advertisers.  
  7. Biofeedback is currently posted on the Division website. Members are notified of this posting by email mailing list. For those members of DBIO who do not have email addresses on record, copies are reproduced as needed and mailed via the postal service. 
  8. Ensure that one issue of Biofeedback is published in time (before or by early October) to present the candidates for Division offices and ask for other nominations in time to meet the deadline of October 31st.  Work closely with the Nominations and Elections Committee Chair to insure this deadline is met.
  9. Attend Annual Business and Executive Board Meetings when possible.
  10. Review the Biofeedback Editor section of the Recommended Practices in February and submit corrections, revisions, and so forth to the Director for inclusion in the next revision.

Reports: An annual report is submitted to the Division Chair in accepted format by April 1 or another mutually agreed upon date.

Records: If published in paper format, two copies of each issue of Biofeedback shall be sent to the Archivist. If published on the Web, the Archivist will print off each issue for the archives.  One copy shall be sent to SLA Headquarters. Copies of advertising ("tear sheets") may be required to be sent to advertisers.  See also:  Appendix A - Qualifications, Expenses, Records and Reporting for Executive Board, Advisory Board/Council and Committees.

Rev. May 2014