Journals Committee


Committee Roster

Ann Snoeyenbos, Johns Hopkins, Chair (aps AT press DOT jhu DOT edu)
Clare Hooper, Liverpool
Julie Lambert, Penn State
Katie Luu, MIT
Levi Rubeck, MIT
Brian Shea, Johns Hopkins
Katie Smart, Duke
Emily Taylor, Ohio State

Board Liaison
Patrick Alexander, Penn State

Central Office Liaison
Kim Miller


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:

  • Working with the Program Committee, arrange a Journals Assembly at the 2018 AAUP Annual Meeting.
  • Working with the Program Committee, develop and implement journals-focused sessions for each available session slot at the 2018 AAUP Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • 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.
  • In coordination with the Central Office, urvey members of the journals community to determine how the Association can better serve their interests.
  • Maintain a list of significant additions to that list through regular 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 J-list.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • 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.
  • Support the efforts of the Central Office staff to identify opportunities to leverage UP Commons (targeted launch: Fall 2017) to facilitate collaboration and communication among the members of your committee and the broader community it represents.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 12, 2017, Thursday, March 1, 2018, and Thursday, May 24, 2018. Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

Scholarly Journals Survey Reports

Reports to the Board

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