Fwd: AAA Editorships and Dues - Response from Ellen Lewin and others
- Here's AAA's response to the section editors' request. The good news
is that they chose to do something. However, the motion states that
matching funds for AAA conference registration apply only to those
journals "currently published on AnthroSource."
Since AnthroSource is (bottom line) a Wiley-Blackwell, for-profit
endeavor and they don't publish us, I'm not surprised that they'd be
reluctant to fund us. Of course, that underscores Mel's recent
comments to AAA on the $540 annual fee they charge us to archive SACC
Notes: Is it reasonable or is W-B overcharging us for the service?
AAA aside, I've always felt that SACC's reimbursement practices (shown
in the comparative table below) have been most generous.
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> Subject: RE: AAA Editorships and Dues - Response from Ellen Lewin
> and others
> Dear Editors,
> CC: AAA_editors Listserv; AAA_Section_Presidents_Listserv
> The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association
> asked the Committee on Scientific Communications (CSC) to consider
> your request for financial support to attend the annual meetings.
> The CSC discussed your communications at some length and made a
> recommendation that you will see in the Motion inserted below,
> passed by the entire Executive Board at the May 2009 meeting. In
> reaching a decision about how best to support the diverse group of
> editors of AAA publications, we had to consider variations in
> current funding provided by sections as well as issues of equity
> with respect to other volunteers who must attend the annual
> meetings. But we are cognizant of how important it is for editors to
> attend the annual meetings in order to connect with publishing
> partners, prospective authors, AAA staff, and Section members,
> officers, and editorial boards.
> What we have tried to achieve with this provisional policy is both
> support for editors and congruence with reimbursement policies that
> are longstanding at the AAA, e.g., partial reimbursement for EB
> members to travel to the meetings. (For more details on this
> established practice, please see Table at the bottom of this letter
> detailing travel reimbursement policies for editors; in case it is
> corrupted by email, please refer to attached Word version of this
> letter.) We were reluctant to offer specific reimbursement for
> annual membership or meetings registration as such payments don�t
> reflect existing policies, but the travel subsidies we recommended
> should, when matched with funds from the section, offer considerable
> help to editors who need to attend the meetings. The AAA will use
> the revenues generated by payments from Wiley-Blackwell to fund its
> matching support of AAA�s journal editors.
> The CSC recommended that AAA match up to $200 (per individual
> journal currently published on AnthroSource) in a travel subsidy to
> the AAA Annual Meetings if the sponsoring section or group is
> providing a travel subsidy to its publication�s editor(s). In order
> to assess the efficacy of this policy in supporting the editors,
> this match will begin in 2009 on an experimental basis for travel to
> the 2009 Annual Meeting. The spirit of these additional funds to
> sections is intended to continue to protect and support the
> intellectual diversity of AAA publications and to recognize the
> particular obligations associated with editing a journal. These
> matching funds would be taken �off the top� from the July payment
> from Wiley-Blackwell, before applying the allocation formula to the
> disbursement of Wiley-Blackwell funds.
> We look forward to continuing a productive relationship with all of
> you in the years to come.
> In terms of how your section applies to receives funds, AAA
> Controller asks that requests for travel funds (and the AAA match)
> with receipts should be submitted through your section treasurer and
> must be received at AAA headquarters no later than December 31, 2009.
> Ellen Lewin, Chair, Anthropological Communications Committee
> (formerly Committee on Scientific Communications) and AAA Executive
> Setha Low, AAA President
> Virginia R. Dominguez, AAA President Elect
> Mary L. Gray, Section Convener and AAA Executive Board
> Table on Editor Travel Reimbursements as reported in May 2009
> American Anthropologist
> American Ethnologist
> *fully fund travel to AAA & spring board meeting as member of AES
> Cultural Anthropology
> We give each of our editors $300 towards the AAA meeting, and $1000
> towards our own annual Spring Meeting (as board members)
> Anthropology & Education Quarterly
> for AAA mtg; editor will use for self and associate editor(s), their
> Medical Anthropology Quarterly
> Up to $700 for AAA mtg; up to $700 for separate SMA board meeting.
> AAA/spring meeting support
> Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
> Anthropology & Humanism
> Policy of no travel support to any officers/editors.
> Get's travel funding from her research fund at her university.
> Archeological Papers of the AAA
> Airfare + $400 toward hotel and other expenses for each (1) AAA
> meeting and (2) separate board meeting
> NAPA Bulletin
> AAA/spring meeting support
> Allowed up to $2000/year for travel. In 2009 SLACA is paying his air
> to Latin Amer Studies Assoc mtg in Brasil. Any funds left over can
> be used toward the AAA mtg.
> City & Society
> paid for new editor to visit outgoing editor for training.
> primarily meant for travel to AAA mtg; no other support provided
> Culture & Agriculture
> Anthropology of Consciousness
> *This is an honorarium to be used as the editor chooses
> Transforming Anthropology
> have been able to get support from our own universities; want ABA's
> budget to go toward other expenses. For future editors, however,
> this may be more of a hardship.
> GAD Bulletin & FOSAP
> Each editor (3) gets one night's hotel and 2 days food reimbursed.
> This is valued at about $150/each editor.
> North American Dialogue
> Museum Anthropology
> Editor had $1000 for travel in 2008. He used it for the AAA
> meeting, $944 paid to him.
> Visual Anthropology Review
> Anthropology of Work Review
> Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes
> *AAA's: reg fee, one night lodging, one meal; SACC spring: one night
> lodging; one meal
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> Subject: Re: AAA Editorships and Dues - Response
> Colleagues: my apologies; I inadvertently failed to include a
> signatory. Please find the corrected version here.
> Mike Fortun