Following a discussion at our annual business meeting in Boston, we have contacted the publisher and expressed our dissatisfaction regarding our contract terms for the journal. In response, the publisher has suggested a new contract that includes:
a. Increasing royalties from 10% to 20% (these royalties are split between the ICA and APSA divisions)
b. Increasing the editorial support from 17,000 to 30,000 USD per annum.
c. Online access for both divisions’ members at no cost to either group (we paid for this 3.00 USD per member per annum for this last year).
The ICA-APSA Joint Publications Committee was overall satisfied with the proposed terms. The APSA Political Communication Section will vote on this contract at their annual meeting next month. If there is no objection, our division will sign the new contract late in September. If needed, we will vote on this issue electronically.
If you have concerns, questions, or reservations, please feel free to email Yariv Tsfati, Chair,
Political Communication Division, ICA.