More ATG People in the News 1/9/17

The American Psychological Association has appointed Rose Sokol-Chang, PhD, as publisher of journals in its Office of Publications and Databases, charged with managing all the editorial, peer review and production functions of APA’s journals’ program.

Sokol-Chang joined APA in 2012 as managing director of journals and stepped into the role of acting publisher in 2016…

APA publishes 92 scholarly journals in fields spanning psychological science and practice, amounting to roughly 5,000 articles per year. In her role as journals publisher, Sokol-Chang will serve as lead administrator of APA journals, responsible for production, promotion, budgeting, advertising, copyrights and research and development.

Before coming to APA, Sokol-Chang was an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Southern New Hampshire University and a visiting assistant professor at Skidmore College. She earned her PhD in social psychology from Clark University and has published with Oxford University Press and the APA.

Sokol-Chang is a founding member of the Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives Society, past president of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society and a co-founder and past editor-in-chief of its affiliate Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology (now Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences). She also served as editor-in-chief of EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium…”


Academic and educational publisher Cambridge University Press has appointed Brigitte Shull as Senior Vice President for Academic Publishing in the Americas.

Brigitte Shull, who was most recently the Vice President of Management, Business, Economics, and Political Science Publishing at Springer Nature, will take up the role in January and report to Managing Director, Academic, Mandy Hill. She will be responsible for the overall management and direction for Cambridge University Press’ Academic business in the Americas…

Brigitte started her career in publishing 12 years ago at Pearson Education. She then spent ten years at Palgrave Macmillan which saw her progress to Editorial Director of Author and Editorial Services. Shortly after the merger of Macmillan Science and Scholarly with Springer Science + Business Media, she took on the role of Vice President of Management, Business, Economics, and Political Science Publishing at  Springer Nature where she managed an editorial team responsible for a portfolio of over 1500 books and journals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia…”


According to ALA NewsMichael Zimmer, associate professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and director of the Center for Information Policy Research, has been appointed editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP) through the fall of 2018.

Additionally, Shannon Oltmann, assistant professor at the School of Information Science, College of Communication & Information, at the University of Kentucky will serve as associate editor, working with Michael Zimmer on content and editorial guidelines for the journal. Martin Garnar, dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, has agreed to serve as production editor, managing article submissions.

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