From the Treasurer In Focus: SfAA Journal Subscriptions

By Jennifer R. Wies
[jennifer.wies@eku.edu]
Eastern Kentucky University

03In the last SfAA News, I described the Society’s Trusts, including the Annual Awards Trust and the Peter and Mary L. New Trust. This month, I turn to a discussion of the Society’s journal subscriptions and how they figure into our annual budget. The Society maintains two subscription-based journals, Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology. Both journals are substantial revenue streams for the Society and contribute to the dissemination of applied social science research.

In 2012, subscriptions to Human Organization yielded revenues of $50,446—$24,766 of which was recorded in 2012 and $25,680 of which was recorded in 2011. Practicing Anthropology is also recorded over the course of two years, totaling $17,773 in revenues. Totaling $68,219, the subscriptions to Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology account for nearly 18% of the Society’s 2012 revenues of $382,205.

The circulation for both Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology is 3,500. A feature of the journals is advertising of job openings, new publications, conferences, and other items that may be useful to the membership. Information pertaining to advertising in the journals is available at the Society’s website.

I welcome member feedback to influence the content of the Treasurer’s News. If there is a financial or budgetary item that you like more information about, please let me know.

One Response to From the Treasurer In Focus: SfAA Journal Subscriptions

  1. Ted Downing says:

    Jennifer,

    Thank you. Do you have a tend line for these numbers? Are these individual or institutional subscriptions? Are they rising or falling?

    Ted Downing
    Past President (in the ice age)

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