Working with ISA staff, the Publications Department VP is expected to lead the department in developing and implementing the strategy for producing and delivering the Society's publications.

Department Purpose

  • Recommend and review policies to ensure the integrity, quality, and competitiveness of ISA's published intellectual property
  • Initiate or review all proposals involving new publication programs
  • Propose new publications
  • Monitor trends in publications and develop metrics to evaluate performance
  • Review and recommend changes to publication pricing structure
  • Organize opportunities for members to contribute published intellectual property and other content to the Society
  • Review existing publications and suggest refinements

VP Responsibilities

Appoint and oversee the InTech Editorial Advisory Board, Journals Advisory and Oversight Committee, and any other department committees or task forces

  • Be an advocate for ISA publications in the publishing community
  • Organize and facilitate meetings, including scheduling and agenda preparation
  • Actively identify, recruit and mentor potential leaders
  • Submit at least two VP candidates to ISA staff
  • Provide input to the Society budget, including travel expenses for VP and VP-elect
  • Submit reports to the Executive Board as requested

Other Society Committees, Departments, and Assemblies

  • Operational Assembly
  • Department committees

Preferred Experience/Knowledge

  • Experience with the ISA Publications Board
  • Background in business management
  • Familiarity with automation technology and trends
  • Familiarity with technical publishing
  • Familiarity with the finances of publishing
  • Previous experience as an author, editor, or publisher 


  • Any Member, Honorary Member, Fellow, Senior Member, Life Member or Life Fellow

Time Requirements

  • Four-year commitment - two years with responsibilities as elect followed by two years as VP
  • Teleconferences and reporting - approximately 1-2 hours per week
  • Face to Face Meetings
    • Annual Leadership Conference - 4 days
    • Strategic Leader Meeting - 3 days

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