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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 Jared Chiarchiaro, MD, MSCR Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member - Editor, Annals ATS Colin R. Cooke, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Stephanie D. Davis, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill, NC
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 John P. Kress, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Enid R. Neptune, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Benjamin A. Raby, MPH, MD Newton Center, MA
Committee Member - Editor, AJRCMB Paul T. Schumacker, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member - Editor, ATS Scholar Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF Bethesda, MD
Committee Member R William Vandivier, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Christopher M. Waters, PhD Lexington, KY
Committee Member - Editor, AJRCCM Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, ATSF London, 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, 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, 2020-2021:
• Complete the search for the new AnnalsATS Editor (this was completed)
• Complete the search for the new Blue Editor or decide on an additional extension year for Dr. Wedzicha (2021)
• Address Trump executive order re open access mandate
• Review success of ATS Scholar and make recommendations for changes
• Continue to support the collaboration efforts of the ATS family of journals
• Review the gender, racial and ethnic diversity of the 4 ATS journal’s editorial boards and make recommendations as needed to ensure broad and equitable representation on all editor leadership roles (Editor-in-Chiefs, Deputy Editors, Associate Editors, and the Editorial Boards) with suggestions for implementation over the next 3 years.