Publications Policy Committee

Chair Robert M. Tighe, MD, ATSF Durham, NC
Vice Chair Stephanie D. Davis, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Angela Rogers, MD, MPH, ATSF Stanford, CA
Committee Member Bethany B. Moore, PhD, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Bruno L. Ferreyro, MD, PhD Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member Christopher M. Waters, PhD, ATSF Lexington, KY
Committee Member - Editor, Annals ATS Colin R. Cooke, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member David Gozal, MD, MBA, ATSF Columbia, MO
Committee Member Enid R. Neptune, MD, ATSF Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Fernando L. Holguin, ATSF, MD, MPH Aurora, CO
Committee Member - Editor, AJRCCM Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS New York, NY
Committee Member Ivan O. Rosas, MD Houston, TX
Committee Member James P. Allinson, MD, PhD London, London, United Kingdom
Committee Member Jared Chiarchiaro, MD, MSCR Portland, OR
Committee Member Megan N. Ballinger, PhD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member - Editor, ATS Scholar Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF, FACP Bethesda, MD
Committee Member - Editor, AJRCMB Paul T. Schumacker, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Stephanie J. London, MD, MPH, DrPH Research Triangle Park, NC
Committee Member Susanne Herold, MD, PhD Giessen, Hessen, Germany
Committee Member Thomas W. Ferkol, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH, ATSF Nashville, TN
Committee Member Wanda M. Gibson-Scipio, PhD, FNP-BC, ATSF Detroit, MI
Committee Member Wonder P. Drake, MD Nashville, TN
Staff Diane Gern New York, NY
Staff Karen J. Collishaw New York, NY
Staff Kevin C. Wilson, MD, ATSF Boston, 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, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, and ATS Scholar 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, 2022-2023:
• Initiate and complete the search for the new Red Editor or decide on a second, one-year extension for Dr. Schumacker.
• Ensure a smooth transition of the new editorial team at the Blue Journal.
• Review factors that impede diversity in the journals and identify opportunities to make the system fairer and more equitable including diversity in the editors, the editorial boards, and in editor-elicited content.
• Develop metrics to review ATS Scholar success, including finances, and make recommendations for changes, if needed.
• Continue to discuss and address open-access options, including Plan S requirements and government mandates.
• Continue to support the collaboration efforts of the ATS family of journals
• Nominate a diverse slate of candidates for ATS Respiratory Health Awards.