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Committee Charge


The AAA Publishing Futures Committee, formerly the Committee on the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing, is established:

  1. To recommend policies to AAA's Anthropological Communications Committee and Finance Committee
  2. To mutually advise and consult with the AAA staff
  3. To advise and represent the AAA sections and AAA members

With regard to:

  1. Broadening the dissemination of anthropological knowledge
  2. The future development of AAA's electronic portal to anthropological materials
  3. AAA's current/ future print & electronic publishing program and related information service programs and initiatives.

Duration of Committee


Committee Reports to

The Anthropological Communication Committee


Membership and Appointment

9 member committee including Chair. Committee members and Chair are appointed by AAA President (and maybe appointed for a second term, or extend current term), and includes members knowledgeable in five key functional areas in publishing, two key stakeholder groups and one general seat for publishing content and publishing partners. President and President-Elect/Vice President sit as Ex-officio along with the AA Editor as long is American Anthropologist is the flagship AAA Journal.

Term of Office

2-year term for the Chair and the Committee members except for the following members: Section Liaison, Membership Liaison, Content and Partners Liaison and Finance Liaison, who serve 3-year terms.


Written reports to the Executive Board

Staff Liaison

Janine Chiappa McKenna Director of Publishing, American Anthropological Association.

Contact Information

2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (o) 703/528-1902, (f) 703/528-3546.

Adopted by Executive Board: November 13, 2012
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