2022 - 2023 AAA Publications Processes Task Force


View the 2021-2022 AAA Publications Processes Task Force Interim Report HERE.
 

Charge
Understand the processes associated with producing AAA publications and their associated costs and revenues. Provide recommendations for process improvements, equitable cost allocations, and value-enhancing activities to the AAA Board of Directors and Management Team. 

Core Principles
Journals are charged $37 per page for production support up to the point of printing. This amount was established over a decade ago so it needs to be revisited. To do so, it is necessary to understand journals’ underlying processes and associated costs. Developing this understanding can create insights into possible process efficiencies and ways that AAA publications, in the aggregate and individually, can add value to AAA members and broader academic and practice communities.

The Task Force should consider:

  • the individual and combined revenues and costs of AAA publications at the Association and Section levels;
  • improvements to the profitability, efficiency, and policies surrounding publications processes; 
  • methods for cost management, through both outside contracts and more efficient use of professional staff time; 
  • the roles, responsibilities, and processes of Association- and Section-level publications committees and editorial teams; and,
  • how to define and increase the value of the portfolio of publications and individual publications in the portfolio for AAA members and the broader academic and practice communities.

Membership

  • Members and the Chair are appointed by the AAA Management Team.
  • The Task Force size varies according to its projects and purposes.

Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the Task Force charge as above.
  • The Task Force meets as needed at the discretion of the Chair.
  • As the Task Force progresses with its charge, it must deliver interim reports on its work, accomplishments, and recommendations with respect to each of the following:
    • Details of existing publication processes and their associated costs at the Association and Section levels; recommendations to modify processes to improve profitability and/or efficiency; and equitable cost allocation methods.
    • Existing roles and responsibilities of Association- and Section-level publications committees and editorial teams; and recommendations to modify these roles and responsibilities.
    • How to define and increase the value of both the overall portfolio of publications and individual publications in the portfolio to AAA members and the broader academic and practice communities.
    • Each of these reports should be sent to the AAA President and AAA Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org).
  • The Chair must submit at least one report per year to the Board of Directors. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President and Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org)
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this Task Force, s/he should contact the Chief Executive Officer or the President.

Members

Name / Affiliation Contact Term Length Term Expires

Co-Chair
Anne M. Farrell
Miami University
Vice President-Finance
Ex Officio


Anne.Farrell@MiamiOH.edu


1


12/2022

Co-Chair
Sarah McVay
University of Washington
Vice President–Research & Publications 
Ex Officio


smcvay@uw.edu 

1

12/2022

Chris Agoglia
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

cpa22@isenberg.umass.edu
 

1

12/2022

J. Efrim Boritz
University of Waterloo

jeboritz@uwaterloo.ca

1

12/2022

Hui Du
University of Houston-Clear Lake

drhuidu@gmail.com
duhui1@uhcl.edu

1

12/2022

Cindy Durtschi
DePaul University

cdurtsch@depaul.edu

1

12/2022

Elaine Henry
Stevens Institute of Technology

ehenry1@stevens.edu

1

12/2022

Eva Labro
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Eva_Labro@unc.edu

1

12/2022

Molly Mercer
DePaul University

mmercer2@depaul.edu

1

12/2022

Dan Neely
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

neely@uwm.edu

1

12/2022

Connie Weaver
Texas A&M University

cweaver@mays.tamu.edu

1

12/2022

Stephanie Austin
AAA Content Strategy and Projects Lead
Ex Officio

Stephanie.Austin@aaahq.org

1

12/2022

Michele Morgan
AAA Chief Financial Officer
Ex Officio

Michele.Morgan@aaahq.org

1

12/2022