WikiJournal User Group/Individual WikiJournal bylaws/Proposed changes


Bylaws concerning end of term applies equally, unless specifically noted, to Editorial Board Members, Editor-in-chief and Assistant to the Editor-in-chief, and these positions are referred to as a group as Officials in this article. The end of term of an Official follows the fulfillment of having served a four-year term, resignation or removal, as detailed in following sections of this article, or death.

Section 1. Four-year term edit

An Official shall serve four-year terms. There is no limit to the number of terms an individual may serve as an Official.

Section 2. Resignation edit

An Official may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Editorial Board. Any such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein, or, if the time be not specified therein, upon its acceptance by the Editorial Board.

Section 3. Removal edit

An Official may be removed by a majority of votes in a voting procedure as specified in ARTICLE III following a written notice of a removal request at the editor appointment discussion page by any eligible voting member.

An Official may also be automatically removed for being inactive in the editorial board for the past 12 months. Active is defined as at least one productive engagement in an email or on-wiki discussion, participating in a virtual WikiJournal meeting, participating, attending or presenting as a WikiJournal representative at a local, national or international event, or finding peer reviewers for a submission. Prior to the removal for inactivity, the Official will be notified via user talk page and email (if applicable) and encouraged to become active at least 1 month before being procedurally removed. An Official can be temporarily exempted from the inactive policy due to extenuating circumstances by notifying their respective journal's Editor-in-chief or Assistant to the Editor-in-chief.