1999 Report on Finances and MembershipNovember 23, 1999
At present, the GTS has 471 members.
Various options for membership are available, the most common option, which costs $75 is to take both journals, i.e. the IJGT and GEB. GEB offers the option to have the journal in a printed version as well as an electronic version. The members have chosen the following categories of membership, with the last option being available only for those that are on the editoria; boards of GEB or IJGT.
2. Geographic distribution
The membership of the GTS is distributed across the following countries:
3. Reduced membership
The GTS has the possibility of a reduced membership. This option is available for students and for scientists from countries with lower incomes. There are 93 members paying reduced rates. This is almost 20% of the membership. Of these 69 are student members and 24 are senior members from low income countries. With this form of membership, one receives both journals for $65 (i.e. the reduction is $10), or one receives one journal and pays $ 15 less than the regular price.
4. Charter members
The society has begun with 180 charter members. These were approached in the Spring with the question to become active regular member. Since then 124 charter members became active members, the remaining 56 are not yet an active member.
5. Editorial boards of journals
There are 55 game theorists on the editorial board of GEB, 37 are on the editorial board of IJGT and 20 are on both editorial boards. Of the GEB editorial board 37 are member of the GTS and 18 are not; of the IJGT editorial board, 30 are member of the GTS and 7 are not.
On November 2, the financial account is (in Dutch guilders):
In this calculation, it is assumed that editorial board members also have to pay to the journals. If they don't have to, expenses have been overestimated by Dfl. 4,843.14, which could still leave a deficit of Dfl. 1,971.82 (i.e. slightly less than $ 1,000).
Eric van Damme,
Secretary and Treasurer,
Game Theory Society