Ed Barnas has over thirty-five years of full-time experience with scholarly journal publishing, and has developed expertise over a broad gamut of publishing activities, from the submission and peer review process through to publication and distribution in print and electronic forms. Over his career, Ed has managed the design and launch of new titles (both Press-owned and on behalf of scholarly associations and groups), the evaluation and acquisition of existing titles, the transition of print-only titles to an online edition, the specification, review, and recommendation of back-end publishing systems, and, when warranted, the de-accession or termination of a title.
Ed Barnas has worked within both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, publishing titles in both the sciences and the humanities at Cambridge University Press (1995-2008), Raven Press (1985-1995), John Wiley & Sons (1976-1985) and the American Institute of Physics (1972-1976).
Ed has played an active role in a number of industry groups, serving on various committees and task forces as well as speaking to publishing topics at various professional meetings. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and subsequently served a term as President of that group. Ed has worked on the AAP/PSP Short Course in Journals Management (aka Journals Boot Camp) either on the planning committee or as a faculty member and/or speaker in a number of years. He is co-author with Sally Morris, Douglas LaFenier, and Margaret Reich of The Handbook of Journal Publishing (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Ed is currently semi-retired, keeping abreast of industry issues, and penning the occasional book review. He continues to actively participate on the AAP/PSP Journals Committee.