- Initiatives suggested through the flurry of emails (feel free to add/edit the list):
- work w/ AGU and SPA leadership to institutionalize SWJ/SWQ as a flagship science policy publication for AGU
- increase visibility of journal and quarterly beyond its current readership
- explore what a partnership with AMS and/or other societies would mean, what aspects would be enhanced or diluted.
- renewed visibility on ISIS website
- engage AGU's new director of public affairs, Lexi Shultz, in our discussions for the purpose of advising what will be most beneficial to agency/government stakeholders, among other topics. Her long experience as a gov't liason and legal advisor for UCS will be beneficial to the discussions.
- Access/Citation Rate:
- increase the number of reviews among the journal papers
- continue/expand the Editor's Choice column
- series of articles on the operational models
- work with other editors to encourage redirection of appropriate research papers to SWJ
- work with other editors for greater cross-referencing of relevant papers via new WWW site capabilities
- Address Editorial Management Burdens / Production Costs
- pursue "sponsored" support for professional editing and hardcopy printing costs for Quarterly
- examine whether the production methods for the quarterly can economically leverage the Wiley "special collections" features to enable iPad/ebook versions and print-on-demand
- establish subscription rules for print versus electronic versions of the Quarterly and processes for continued maintenance of the distribution list
- carefully assess the government-mandated open access journal model, the responses to that mandate across the relevant publishers, and the potential benefit/liability to the range of journal and quarterly business cases that could be suggested.
Summary of points made in various emails/notes: