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Publications Committee

The ESA Publications Committee works on behalf of the Governing Board to advance the Society’s mission and goals through the dissemination of scholarly research via the journal publication program. The Publications Committee is responsible for:

  • Advising the Editors-in-Chief and Governing Board on publication strategy, assessing relevant publication metrics, and recommending future projects, strategic initiatives, and direction
  • Ensuring that guidelines are created to address issues and meet the needs of the Editors-in-Chief, authors, reviewers, and publications staff
  • Reviewing the performance of Editors-in-Chief who are candidates for reappointment and providing a list of recommended candidates to the Governing Board when Editor-in-Chief positions become vacant
  • Reviewing the operations and strategy of the Society’s journals and recommending changes to publication policy in consultation with Editors-in-Chief, ESA publications staff, and the Society’s publisher


  • Chair: This committee may not be chaired by a Governing Board
  • Members: 1 Governing Board member and others as appointed

Committee Members

  • Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Chair (2020 – 2023)
  • Debjani Sihi (2019 – 2024)
  • Angee Doerr (2020 – 2023)
  • Manuel Lerdau (2020 – 2023)
  • Sara Baer (2021 – 2024)
  • Kai Zhu (2021 – 2024)
  • Jay Lennon, Governing Board Representative (2022 – 2025)
  • Kaleigh Fisher, Early Career Representative (2022 – 2024)
  • Mahal Bugay, Student Representative (2022 – 2023)
  • Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Librarian Representative (2022 – 2025)