Acquisitions Editorial


Committee Roster

Andrew Berzanskis, Oklahoma, Chair (andrewb AT ou DOT edu)
Jaya Chatterjee, Yale
Elizabeth Demers, Michigan
Christine Dunbar, Columbia
Suzanne Guiod, Bucknell
Carli Hansen, Toronto
Nate Holly, Georgia
Kitty Liu, Cornell
Christabel Scaife, Liverpool
Peggy Solic, Rutgers
Jenny Tan, Pennsylvania

Board Liaison
Rachael Levay, Colorado

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist the Association’s members in establishing best practices for acquisitions editors and fostering conversation and collaboration amongst acquisitions editors.

Specific Charges to the Acquisitions Editorial Committee:

  1. Finalize the second edition of Best Practices in Peer Review as a tool for supporting best practices in scholarly publishing and promote it during Peer Review Week and beyond.
  2. Review and update the Association’s survey report on editorial board practices as a resource for the Association’s membership.
  3. Promote conversation and collaboration amongst acquisitions editors through virtual hangouts and networking events, and assist the Faculty Outreach Committee in the creation of educational content for scholars and authors.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in 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 Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 27, 2022, and March 20, 2023; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 25, 2023. (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 at the end of the service year and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.
Committee Projects/Publications

Best Practices for Peer Review Handbook

Editorial Board Practices

Art of Acquisitions Hangouts

Προωθούμε τον ουσιαστικό ρόλο μιας παγκόσμιας κοινότητας εκδοτών, η αποστολή της οποίας είναι η διασφάλιση της ακαδημαϊκής αριστείας και η καλλιέργεια της γνώσης.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Greek