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Publications Committee

Key initiatives

  • 1
    Review the overall portfolio of journals and books and provide input into a multiyear strategy.
  • 2
    Recommend policies and guidelines that support AGU’s mission and strategic vision of “a future where scientific discovery continues to be valued and celebrated for its role in advancing human knowledge [and] where knowledge of Earth and space sciences are used, in collaboration with advances in natural, physical and social sciences, medicine and engineering, for the benefit and prosperity of people and the planet.”
  • 3
    Annually review and support journal and book program performance and identify strengths and concerns to the AGU Board and Council. Monitor changes in journal scopes. Recognizing that Editors-in-Chief should have the flexibility to refine journal scopes, the Publications Committee will advise when journal scopes overlap or issues are raised by concerned AGU committees, sections or other stakeholders.
  • 4
    Using the criteria and policies already in place, form search committees for needed Editors-in-Chief and make recommendations to the Council Leadership Team.
  • 5
    Serve as a conduit of information between AGU leadership and other volunteers involved in publishing, with a particular focus on editors.
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Committee Members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Carol Frost

University of Wyoming

Committee Chair

Kisa E Mwakanyamale

University of Illinois

Member

Harihar Rajaram

Johns Hopkins University

Member

Judy Ruttenberg

Association of Research Libraries

Member

Annie Tamalavage

Université de Montréal

Member

David Tarboton

Utah State University

Member

Jeri Wachter

Joining Women

Member

Caroline Coward

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Member

Lei Zhou

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Member

Maggie Xenopoulos

Trent University

Member

Tesfaye Birke

University of Kwazulu-Natal

Member

Steven Hauck

Case Western Reserve University

Member

Matthew Giampoala

AGU

Staff Partner; Vice President, Publications

Committee charge and initiatives

The Publications Committee works on behalf of the Board and Council to advance AGU’s scientific publishing agenda. The committee provides input into the overall strategy for peer-reviewed journals and books, recommends policies that support AGU’s publishing goals, ensures the appointment of journal Editors-in-Chief, and reviews annual performance of journals and scientific publishing. The committee partners with AGU leadership, staff, editors, other committees, and sections, and plays a key role in communicating and promoting AGU’s scientific publishing agenda.

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