Journals Committee


Committee Roster

Katie Kaefer, AHA, Chair (kkaefer AT historians DOT org)
Claire Eder, Wisconsin
Clare Hooper, Liverpool
Jessica Karp, Penn State
Joel Puchalla, Nebraska
Brian Shea, Johns Hopkins
Ann Snoeyenbos, Johns Hopkins
Emily Taylor, Ohio State
Julie Warheit, Wayne State

Board Liaison
Donna Shear, Nebraska

Central Office Liaison
Kate Kolendo


General Objective: 

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist Association members in improving the activities of and promoting the public face of their journals programs.

Specific Charges to the Journals Committee:

  • Arrange a Journals Assembly at the 2019 Annual Meeting.
  • As requested by the Annual Meeting Program Committee, develop and implement four journals-focused sessions at the 2019 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
    • Establish a subcommittee to support this task.
  • As requested, support the work of the Task Force on Operating Statistics.
  • Design/distribute direct mail messages (both postal and e-mail, if budget exists) announcing journals-focused meeting programming to each journals member of the Association
  • Maintain a list of significant reports and articles and blogs pertaining to scholarly journal publishing; announce additions to that list through regularly postings to the J list and appropriate social media (e.g., LinkedIn Discussion Forum, the Facebook Group, and UP Commons).
  • Task members of the community to create/share new journals-focused content for sharing and posting to the UP Commons.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity with the Central Office
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, February, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019; Final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 17, 2019. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

2018-2019 Journals Committee Survey White Paper (Public)
Scholarly Journals Survey Reports
 (Archive Members Only)

Reports to the Board

2017-2018 Final Report
2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report
2011–2012 Final Report
2010–2011 Final Report
2009–2010 Final Report
2008–2009 Final Report
2007-2008 Final Report