[rfc-i] Some questions about the RFC Editor restructuring plan

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Fri Aug 8 11:15:13 PDT 2008



Henning, Several more questions arise from your explanation.

  *> 
  *> - The steering committee selects an editor-in-chief, for a finite, non- 
  *> renewable term. That position is a volunteer position. The EiC sets 

Who selects the steering committee?
 
  *> general policy (usually in discussions with the steering committee),  
  *> gets involved in editorial disputes, nominates new associate editors  
  *> and observes the work flow. In particular, the EiC is generally held  
  *> responsible if the time-to-publish starts increasing. The position is 

What means does the EiC have at his/her disposal to reduce the time-to-
publish?  Hire more editorial people and/or authorize overtime?  (and
who controls the personnel budget?) Fire an ineffective associate
editor?  Other?
 
  *> assumed to be part-time for the person holding it. The EiC is not  
  *> expected to read every paper that is published and does not generally  
  *> make accept/reject decisions, but may get involved in process-level  
  *> issues, such as perceived unfairness or incompetence by an associate  
  *> editor.
  *> 

Thanks,

Bob Braden


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