Fwd: October AN Online + 2010 Production Update
- Dear SACCers,
Here's the latest news from Anthropology News. I want to assure y'all
that I was not one of the late ones. In fact, past several months
I've submitted our column early in order not to interfere with my
hedonistic life. Bicycling and motorcycling weather has been wonderful.
If any of you who are attending AAA in Philadelphia would like to
attend the Editors' Breakfast in my stead (Friday, Dec 4, 9-11am),
please let me know and I will notify Dinah. There's also an informal
get-together for AAA journal editors (same day, 3-5pm) convened by Tom
Boellstorff, AA Editor in Chief. It's not essential, but it would be
nice--maybe interesting--if someone could cover that for me also. I
won't be attending Phila; must save my resources for San Francisco in
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Dinah Winnick <dwinnick@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Date: October 1, 2009 2:45:01 PM CDT
> To: Dinah Winnick <dwinnick@...>
> Cc: Amy Goldenberg <agoldenberg@...>
> Subject: October AN Online + 2010 Production Update
> Dear AN Contributing Editors,
> In Focus commentaries from our October �economic crisis� issue are
> now available as featured articles at www.aaanet.org/publications/articles.cfm
> through the end of the month. Please circulate this link among your
> colleagues. We�ve improved digital turn-around time, and the full
> issue is also now available on AnthroSource.
> In less positive news, we have been hard at work in developing the
> next AAA budget and it looks like 2010 will be a tough year. Budget
> cuts are impacting AN primarily by decreasing our page count.
> Content will be trimmed 5-10% across the paper. For section news and
> other columns, this means a reduction in length from 750 to 700
> words per month, beginning January 2010. As usual, you are welcome
> to submit a shorter column if you wish.
> We hope to compensate for this decrease by boosting our online
> content. For example, we are happy to include section announcements
> of broad interest on the popular AAA blog (http://blog.aaanet.org).
> Such announcements may involve funding opportunities, annual section
> meetings, section members in the news, etc. If you have an item
> you�d like to feature, please email me with 200-300 words, plus any
> links or images. If you already have a section blog, we�d be happy
> to add it to our blogroll so our readers can link directly to it.
> Additionally, for the past few issues we have received several late
> columns. Late content hampers the production process, and we must
> unfortunately more strictly enforce our content deadline policy
> moving forward. We understand that a 1-2 day extension may
> occasionally be needed, such as in cases of illness, but the current
> degree of lateness is not sustainable. All late column editors will
> receive a final deadline reminder, after which they will be marked
> as �skipping� for the month.
> Finally, on a more positive note, I am looking forward to seeing you
> all in Philadelphia. If you have not yet sent me your Contributing
> Editor Breakfast RSVP and updated contact info, please do so ASAP.
> Many thanks!
> Dinah Winnick
> Associate Managing Editor, Anthropology News
> American Anthropological Association