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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 goal of “becoming a scientific leader, collaborator and sought-after partner for scientific innovation, rigor and interdisciplinary focus on global issues.”
  • 3
    Help determine the metrics needed to annually review journal performance. Review the performance and identify strengths and concerns to the AGU Board and Council.
  • 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
    Work to clarify the role of the Publications Committee and 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

Peng Gong

Tsinghua University

Member

Anthony Koppers

Oregon State University

Member

Bob Lysak

University of Minnesota

Member

Kisa E Mwakanyamale

University of Illinois

Member

Robert Pincus

University of Colorado

Member

Harihar Rajaram

Johns Hopkins University

Member

Judy Ruttenberg

Association of Research Libraries

Member

Annie Tamalavage

Texas A&M University College Station

Member

David Tarboton

Utah State University

Member

Jeri Wachter

Joining Women

Member

Yusuke Yokoyama

University of Tokyo

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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