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.

In January 2022, the APS Council of Representatives and APS Board of Directors approved revisions to the charge and structure of the Committee on Scientific Publications. The new charge and committee structure are being phased in and will become fully effective at the commencement of the inaugural Editor in Chief's term.

Chair: Jeffrey Nico (01/22 - 12/22)
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Past Chair: Sophia Economou (01/22 - 12/23)
Virginia Tech

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

Member: Mette Gaarde (01/19 - 12/22)
Louisiana State University

Member: James Isenberg (01/21 - 12/24)
University of Oregon

Member: Steven Anlage (01/21 - 12/24)
University of Maryland, College Park

Member: Snezhana Abarzhi (01/22 - 12/25)
Carnegie Mellon University

Member: M Cristina Marchetti (01/22 - 12/25)
University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Member, Librarian: Nastasha E. Johnson (01/21 - 12/24)
Purdue University

Staff Advisors:

Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan A. Bagger

Editor in Chief
Michael Thoennessen

Chief Information Officer
Mark Doyle

Executive Editor
Jessica Thomas

Director of Operations
Christine Giaccone

Head of Editorial Development
Warren Lin

Director of Publishing
Jeff Lewandowski

Committee Administrator:

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Editor in Chief
Eunice Toro


Committee on Scientific Publication Annual Reports
2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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