Acquisitions Editorial Committee

2016-2017

Committee Roster

Catherine Cocks, Washington, Chair (cathec4 AT uw DOT edu)
Mary Elizabeth Braun, Oregon State
Alyson Carter, Arizona
Mary Francis, Michigan
Mick Gusinde-Duffy, Georgia
Christie Henry, Chicago
Philip Leventhal, Columbia
Gita Manaktala, MIT
Matt McAdam, Johns Hopkins
Clark Whitehorn, New Mexico 

Board Liaison
Brian Halley, Massachusetts

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin

Charge

General Objective: Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist AAUP members in establishing best practices for acquisitions editors and fostering conversation and collaboration amongst acquisitions editors.

Specific tasks:

  • Coordinating with the Professional Development Committee, use the new virtual mentorship program to pair junior and senior editors across presses.
  • Continue to help promote AAUP’s Handbook on Best Practices in Peer Review. Plan for how to respond to (and potentially incorporate into potential future revisions) public comment on the document.
  • Identify opportunities for discussion and collaboration amongst editors and foster those interactions; working with the Central Office, launch and sustainably plan for the continuation of a monthly Friday Editorial Hangouts program.
  • Work with the Library Relations Committee to assess the feasibility of a mentorship program for emerging library publishers; if deemed feasible, create the structure for such a program for implementation in 2017-18.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Program Committee in planning any acquisitions-related sessions for the 2017 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Conduct a survey on Editorial Boards as a possible step toward a discussion of best practices in board management.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the AAUP Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Activities & Projects

Best Practices for Peer Review >

The Art of Acquisitions >

Committee Reports

2015-2016 Final Report

2014-2015 Final Report