Article One
An International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry (hereafter ‘the Academy’) is hereby founded whose aim is to encourage development of the application of Mathematics – and, in particular, Discrete Mathematics – to the study of molecular phenomena.
Article Two
The headquarters of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry shall be in Dubrovnik, Croatia at the University of Dubrovnik, Branitelja Dubrovnika 29, HR-20000 Dubrovnik.
Article Three
The purposes of the Academy shall be entirely scientific.
Article Four
The Academy shall be composed of persons (hereafter ‘the Members’) chosen from scientists, regardless of their country, who have distinguished themselves by the value of their scientific work and have thus significantly contributed to the advancement of Mathematical Chemistry, and/or who have been pioneers or leaders of particular research directions in the field, and/or who have locally promoted the advancement of Mathematical Chemistry.
Article Five
The number of Members under the age of seventy years shall not exceed seventy.
Article Six
The Governing Body of the Academy shall be selected from the Academy’s Members and shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the former President. Each person shall be elected for a period of three years and may serve for a second successive term.
A Governing Body Member who has served on the Governing Body continously for six years, in any capacity, shall automatically relinquish his or her office, but he/she shall, nevertheless, be able to stand (after a period of at least 3 years) in the future. The Secretary and the Treasurer are exempt from this time restriction. The Vice-President shall take the Chair in the absence or incapacity of the President. This acting President shall appoint an acting Vice-President from amongst the Academy’s Members to serve until new elections can be held.
Article Seven
The Academy shall meet once per year for an Annual General Meeting (hereafter ‘A.G.M.’). Elections to the Governing Body and of new Members can take place only during such an A.G.M..
Article Eight
Elections to the Governing Body shall be held by secret ballot by Members of the Academy present and voting at an A.G.M. An absolute majority for one candidate in the first round is sufficient for the election of that candidate. Election shall continue by considering for each vacant position two persons (or more in the case of ties) receiving the most votes. In the case of continuing ties in two successive rounds, subsequent rounds shall be performed by voting in public.
Article Nine
New Members of the Academy are chosen at the A.G.M. by Members present at the meeting. New Members shall be nominated at the A.G.M. at least one year before election. Any Member present at the A.G.M. can nominate one person for election by giving an informal presentation in support of his/her candidate. At the next A.G.M., the proposer for each candidate should give formal justification, in writing, for the nomination. After as much discussion as is deemed necessary, voting shall take place for each candidate. To be accepted as a new Member, the candidate shall be required to have accrued at least two-thirds of the votes cast.
Article Ten
In the course of its meetings the Academy may decide to award recognition to distinguished or promising scientists in the field of Mathematical Chemistry on the grounds that the candidate is the author of one or more highly original papers that have an evident importance for Mathematical Chemistry. The recipient shall be chosen by the same procedure as that followed for the election of new Members. The winner can use the title of Laureate of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry. Proposals shall be presented at a given A.G.M. for consideration at the following year’s A.G.M. and supporting material shall be sent to the Secretary for distribution to the Members at least three months in advance of that first A.G.M.
Article Eleven
In the course of its meetings the Academy may decide to award recognition to highly original scientific publications in the field of Mathematical Chemistry (by an author or authors who need not be Members of the Academy) published within the last five years. The publication shall be selected by the same procedure as that followed for the election of new Members. This publication will be part of a list of Distinguished Contributions in Mathematical Chemistry that has been recognised as such by the Academy. Proposals shall be sent to the Secretary at least four months before a given A.G.M. and the Secretary shall distribute them to Members at least three months in advance of the A.G.M. in question.
Article Twelve
Changes in these Statutes shall require a majority of 66% of those present and voting, + 1 vote.
In all cases, 50% of those present and voting, + 1 vote, shall be needed in order for a proposal to be accepted for discussion.
Article Thirtheen
International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry has right to elect outstanding scientists as new Honorary Fellows of the Academy. Honorary Fellows of the Academy have equal rights as all other Members of the Academy. In addition, Honorary Fellows have the privilege to nominate candidates for the Academy even if not present at the A.G.M..
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