Committee on Scientific Publications

Committee on Scientific Publications: The Committee on Scientific Publications consists of eight members nominated by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered four-year terms. The President-Elect appoints a Vice Chair among these eight members who are starting their first or second year. The Vice Chair becomes Chair and Past Chair in subsequent years. The President-Elect also appoints a member of the presidential line to serve a two-year term as a member of the Committee. In addition, the Committee includes two Librarians appointed by the Publisher to equally staggered four-year terms. The Committee has at least two in-person meetings each year, supplemented by regular teleconferences as needed. The Committee advises and assists the Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher, and makes recommendations to the Board and Council regarding the operating philosophy and general editorial policy of the scientific publications of the Society.

Chair: Spencer Klein (01/20 - 12/20)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Vice Chair: Mette B. Gaarde (01/20 - 12/20)
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Past Chair: Aashish Clerk (01/20 - 12/20)
University of Chicago

Member, Board of Directors: Sylvester James Gates (01/19 - 12/21)
Brown University

Member: Mitchell L. R. Walker (01/18 - 12/21)
Georgia Inst of Tech

Member: Ania Claire Jayich (01/18 - 12/21)
University of California, Santa Barbara

Member: Vivien Zapf (01/19 - 12/22)
Los Alamos Natl Lab

Member: Dr. Jeffrey Scott Nico (01/20 - 12/23)
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Member: Sophia Economou (02/20 - 12/23)
Virginia Tech

Member, Librarian: Rick Anderson (01/17 - 12/20)
University of Utah

Member, Librarian: Lisa Hinchliffe (01/19 - 12/22)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Staff Advisors:

Chief Executive Officer
Kate Kirby

Matthew Salter

Editor in Chief
Michael Thoennessen

Chief Information Officer
Mark Doyle

Director of Operations
Christine Giaccone

Head of Editorial Development
Warren Lin

Associate Publisher
Jeff Lewandowski

Committee Administrator:

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Editor in Chief
Eunice Toro


Annual Reports
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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