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: Sophia Economou (01/21 - 12/21)
Virginia Tech

Vice Chair: Jeffrey Nico (01/21 - 12/21)
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Past Chair: Spencer Klein (01/21 - 12/21)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

Member: Mitchell Walker (01/18 - 12/21)
Georgia Institute of Technology

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

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

Staff Advisors:

Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan A. Bagger
bagger@aps.org

Publisher
Matthew Salter
salter@aps.org

Editor in Chief
Michael Thoennessen
thoennessen@aps.org

Chief Information Officer
Mark Doyle
doyle@aps.org

Executive Editor
Jessica Thomas
jthomas@aps.org

Director of Operations
Christine Giaccone
chrisg@aps.org

Head of Editorial Development
Warren Lin
warrenlin@aps.org

Associate Publisher
Jeff Lewandowski
lewandowski@aps.org

Committee Administrator:

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Editor in Chief
Eunice Toro
eunice@aps.org

 

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

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