The Publications Committee is an elected committee with 6 members elected to the committee and an additional 6 “ex-officio” members (Treasurer,   Executive Officer, Networknews Editor, Gender & Society Editor, Bookreview Editor). Two members are elected each year for staggered, three-year terms. The major responsibility of the publications committee is to oversee all publications issued by the organization, including Gender & Society and Network News. The committee’s duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Negotiation of a contract with publishers for Gender & Society.
  • Appointment of editors for Gender & Society and approval of budgets for the journal.
  • Review of proposals for special issues of Gender & Society.
  • Appointment of the book review editor of Gender & Society.
  • Appointment of the editor of Network News.
  • Advising editors as needed



Actions & Activities

The Committee has:

  • Negotiated a 7-year contract with Sage Publications for the publication of Gender & Society. The contract included a $150,000 signing bonus for SWS and took effect Jan. 1, 2010.
  • Appointed a new editor of Network News: Angela Llewellyn Jones , This e-mail address is protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Appointed book review editor of Gender & Society: Yasemin Besen-Cassino
  • Appointed the editor of Gender & Society who began in 2015: Jo Reger
  • Organized a panel on Open Access and Technological Change related to Publication for the 2010 summer meetings in Atlanta.




Contact Information


Elected Members:

Dana Britton
Christine Williams
Myra Marx Ferree (2016-2019)
Heather Laube (2016-2019)