It is obviously essential to choose the appropriate authors for specific articles, but it is even more important to put together a committed bulletin team, even if this team is small and its members may change.
Many bulletins rely on two separate groups for direction and overall editorial policy:
• the editorial team: a local team responsible for production of articles, publication of the bulletin, and ensuring that the bulletin is meeting its editorial objectives (see Chapter 5);
• the advisory board: members may be local or physically distant; their role is to provide guidance on the global orientation of the bulletin, its adaptation to the readers, and short and long-term priorities and developments (see Chapter 5).
External reviewers do not necessarily fully share the same views as the editorial team and the advisory board. They are chosen for different types of reasons (see the paragraph on reviewing below, and also Chapter 5).