Publications Committee

The Publications Committee is an elected committee with 6 members elected to the committee and an additional 6 “ex-officio” members (Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Executive Officer, Network News Editor, Gender & Society Editor, Book Review 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: Marjukka Ollilainen , 
  • Appointed Book Review Editor of Gender & Society: Catherine Richards Solomon, 
  • 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.


  • 2015 Report
  • 2014 Report
  • Minutes from the 2013 Winter Meeting
  • Gender & Society Style Guide – Guide to submitting an article to Gender & Society.
  • Helpful Hints for Reviewers – Tips for peer-reviewing an article for Gender & Society.
  • Network News– Our quarterly newsletter


Contact Information


Elected Members:

Myra Marx Ferree (2016-2019)
Heather Laube (2016-2019)                                                                                                                  Sharon Bird (2017-2020)                                                                                                                          Tristan Bridges (2017-2020)                                                                                                                Minjeong Kim (2018-2021)                                                                                                                    Bandana Purkayastha (2018-2021)