Committee on Scientific Publications

The Committee on Scientific Publications advises and assists the Editor in Chief (EIC) in overseeing all aspects of APS publishing, makes recommendations to the Board and Council, and provides advice and guidance to the Chief Publications Officer (CPO) on the development and execution of the APS publishing strategy. The Committee on Scientific Publications consists of the EIC, who serves as Chair of the committee, the CEO and CPO (both ex-officio, non-voting), one Board member appointed by the Board to a three-year term, at least three members nominated by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms, and up to three external publishing experts selected by the EIC, confirmed by the Board Executive Committee, and appointed by the President-Elect. The external experts are not required to be members of the APS and they serve at the pleasure of the committee Chair.

Chair: Michael Thoennessen (08/22 - 12/22)
Michigan State University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer: Jonathan A. Bagger
American Physical Society

Chief Publications Officer: Rachel Burley
American Physical Society

Staff Advisors:

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

Director of Publishing
Jeff Lewandowski
lewandowski@aps.org

Committee Administrator:

Senior Administrative Assistant
Eunice Toro
eunice@aps.org

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

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

APS Committees

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