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Publications Policy Committee

Chair Bruce D. Levy, MD, ATSF Boston, MA
Vice Chair Robert M. Tighe, MD Durham, NC
Committee Member Gary B. Anderson, MD Florence, SC
Committee Member Steven L. Brody, MD, ATSF Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member David Gozal, MD, MBA, ATSF Columbia, MO
Committee Member Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH, ATSF Nashville, TN
Committee Member Paul M. Hassoun, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member - Editor, AnnalsATS David J. Lederer, MD, MS New York, NY
Committee Member David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland, OR
Committee Member Jennifer W. McCallister, MD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member - Editor, AJRCMB Paul T. Schumacker, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Akaya Smith, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member R William Vandivier, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Christopher M. Waters, PhD Lexington, KY
Committee Member - Editor, AJRCCM Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, PhD, ATSF London, United Kingdom
Committee Member Steven R. White, MD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Moira K. Whyte, MD, PhD Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Staff Diane Gern New York, NY
Staff Karen J. Collishaw New York, NY
Staff Kevin C. Wilson, MD, ATSF Westwood, MA

The Publications Policy Committee provides oversight of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and Annals of the American Thoracic Society to promote scientific integrity, relevance and leadership in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The Publications Policy Committee ensures that the Society’s journals contribute to the achieving the Society’s mission. The Committee is responsible for the broad editorial policies of the journals. It evaluates the performance of the editors and transmits the evaluations to the Executive Committee. The Committee regularly evaluates the overall publications needs of the Society and, when necessary, recommends appropriate changes in the publications program. It provides the Board with strategic guidance for addressing emerging challenges and monitors the effectiveness of new programs, and offers a forum for evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities related to ATS journals. Working in close association with the Documents Development and Implementation Committee, the Committee promotes the effective dissemination of official ATS documents. Finally, it is also responsible for oversight and management of Journal CME planning and implementation.

Benchmarks, 2018-2019:
• Recommend a new supplement publication plan for 2019: organize the selection process;
• Craft more concise mission statements for the three journals, keeping in mind that each journal has its own identity but needs to complement the other journals;
• Explore ways for the three journals to collaborate so that the ATS is offering a complementary publishing program to authors and readers. This includes Editor involvement with Guideline recommendations;
• Recommend to the EC and Board a model for a new Open Access journal or a recommendation not to move forward.