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CZ:Charter drafting committee/Position statements/David E. Volk

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I am an active Editor and Author in Chemistry and Biology. As a member of the [Editorial Council] (2008-2010) I have written and been the driver of 2 of the 7 accepted proposals, Medical Disclaimers and Create workgroup style guides . I also serve as an Editorial Personnel Administrator] approving applications for Editorship. My general goals in writing the Charter are to maintain the quality of CZ articles and the maintainance of civility in our discourse. To that end, I believe our charter must include protections for authors from editors, constables, and Editor in Chief, a provision holding all citizens to a high standard of conduct and a means for dealing with editorial disputes between equal numbers of editors. Minimum activity levels, especially for members of the Editorial Council and other panels may be a requirement worth considering, especially in terms of forum activity so that good ideas do not die from lack of reasoned responses. In terms of article approvals, I am in favor of smaller articles being approved. It is easier for any one editor to approve of a smaller article and subsequently quickly read improvements in the draft for a swift re-approval process.
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Ro Thorpe statement
David E. Volk statement
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