Position Description

Charge: To advise the LSA Executive Committee on strategic issues relating to its publications program, with particular attention to emerging mechanisms for scholarly communications in the field of linguistics.


  • To assist the EC in providing effective oversight of the LSA’s various publications
  • To assist the Secretariat in coordinating activities and communicating information to the various stakeholders engaged in the LSA’s publishing program, including Editors, Associate Editors, Advisory Committees, and other individuals as appropriate.
  • To monitor external developments in the area of scholarly publishing generally, and publishing in linguistics more specifically.
  • To offer recommendations for enhancing the LSA’s publishing program, both in terms of scholarly content and sustainable business models.
  • The Publications Advisor will serve as an ex-officio member of the Committee of Editors (CELJx)

Term of office: Five years (renewable)

Reports: The Advisor will prepare a semi-annual report to the EC, for inclusion in the briefing packet distributed in advance of each EC meeting.