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Publications Steering Committee

The Publications Steering Committee oversees the activities of its three subcommittees: Book Publishing Committee; Meetings, Proceedings & Transactions Committee; and Technical Journals Committee. Detailed descriptions of these subcommittees are below. Publications Steering Committee members ideally serve first on one of three subcommittees before being appointed to the committee.

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend committee meetings at each of the national meetings and participate on conference calls as needed.
  • Review the financials of the Commercial Publications and Scientific Publications Departments to make sure that revenues and expenses have been in line with budgets.
  • Receive briefings from the subcommittees regarding their current and future publishing projects.
  • Identify ways for ANS to produce new revenue streams through its publications, such as by starting a new technical journal, for example.

Helpful Traits for Members:

  • Have knowledge of the purposes and responsibilities of the committee's three subcommittees.
  • Be familiar with ANS's publications, including their scopes and schedules.
  • Have a working knowledge of the publication process for one or more of ANS's publications.
  • Have ideas for possible practical improvements to ANS publications.

Book Publishing Committee

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend committee meetings at each of the national meetings and participate on conference calls as needed.
  • Review ideas for textbooks, monographs and other book publications, including review of manuscripts.
  • Identify technical experts that could also help review manuscripts.

Helpful Traits for Members:

  • Knowledge of the book publishing process.
  • Connections to technical experts in the field who could review manuscripts.

Meetings, Proceedings & Transactions Committee

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend committee meetings at each of the national meetings and participate on conference calls as needed.
  • Review and approve publications plans for ANS meetings.

Helpful Traits for Members:

  • Familiarity with meetings proceedings and transactions.
  • Familiarity with ANS meetings.

Technical Journals Committee

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend committee meetings at each of the national meetings and participate on conference calls as needed.
  • Provide input on the direction of ANS's three technical journals, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nuclear Technology, and Fusion Science and Technology. (ANS publishes the journals through its publishing partner, Taylor & Francis.)
  • Identify ways to promote the journals.

Helpful Traits for Members:

  • Knowledge of the peer–review and publishing process.
  • Interest in advancing scholarly and industry knowledge by being a published author of peer–reviewed publication.

Committee Chair: Donald Lorentz

Staff Liaison: Rick Michal

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