Governing Board for Publishing

What We Do

In 1996, the ACS Board of Directors established the Governing Board for Publishing and delegated to it the general responsibility and authority for the operations and performance of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and the ACS Publications Division except for the appointment of editors and editorial content of journals and magazines.

Who We Are

The membership of the Governing Board consists of no more than ten (10) members as follows:

  • Chair of the ACS Board of Directors
  • Chief Executive Officer - Chair of the Governing Board for Publishing
  • President of CAS (or that person responsible for CAS reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer)
  • President of the Publications Division (or that person responsible for the Publications Division reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer)
  • Two individuals with senior management experience relevant to the operations of Chemical Abstracts Service, only one of whom may be a SOCIETY member, but not a member of the ACS Board of Directors
  • Two members of the SOCIETY with executive experience (one from industry and one from academia) but who are not members of the ACS Board of Directors
  • Two individuals with senior management experience relevant to the operations of the Publications Division, only one of whom may be a SOCIETY member, but not a member of the ACS Board of Directors

Notwithstanding these Regulations, if the Governing Board for Publishing determines at any time that its deliberations would benefit from additional expertise or perspective, it may ask the Board of Directors to appoint (or reappoint) an individual with this expertise or perspective as a voting member of the Governing Board for a one-to-four year term, even if the appointment should increase the number of members temporarily to eleven.

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Contact Us

Send an email if you have questions or need more information about the Governing Board for Publishing.

Thomas Connelly, Chair
Simanco Staley
, Staff Liaison