Publications Committee


The Publications Committee (PUBS) provides guidance to ensure the optimal positioning of the Association's journals and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees as appropriate. The Committee also provides scholarly publishing resources for ARVO members and assists the Board with related policy decisions.


  • Identifies and addresses topics necessary to stay current with scholarly publishing.
  • Reviews the performance and positioning of ARVO's journals in relation to the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing, making recommendations as indicated.
  • Recommends new policies and drafts updates to current ARVO publishing related policies.
  • Provides member education via workshops and other means on scholarly publishing topics.
  • Administers ARVO's Publication Financial Assistance Program.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at its regular meetings.


The committee meets during the ARVO Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, email and conference call during the year.

How to Apply – application period opens December 2020
To be considered for membership on the Committee, please submit an online application consisting of an application statement plus detail of past ARVO service and/or experience. It is recommended that individuals:

  • Invest time in their application
  • Make sure their member information is updated and accurate in ARVOConnect

Applications will be accepted from December 2020 through January 2021. The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2021 (additional details will be announced at a later date).



M. Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Salt Lake City , Utah
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/07/2021


John Nickerson, PhD, FARVO

Section: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Emory University
Atlanta , Ga.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2021


Kevin Chan, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
New York University School of Medicine
New York , N.Y.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023


Frank J. Lovicu, PhD, FARVO

Section: Lens
University of Sydney
Sydney , Australia
Term: 5/3/2018 - 5/6/2021


Machelle T. Pardue, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
Atlanta VA Medical Center/Georgia Tech
Decatur , Ga.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021


Timothy Corson, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis , Indiana
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023


Vicente Zanon-Moreno, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Valencian International University - VIU
Valencia , Spain
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023


Rebecca Sappington, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem , N.C.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023


Eirini Chatziralli, MD, MSc, PhD, FEBO

Section: Retina
University of Athens
Athens , Greece
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022


Jing Chen, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022


Jodhir Mehta, MD, PhD, FRCS(Ed)

Section: Cornea
Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022


Ann Morris, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
University of Kentucky
Lexington , Ky.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Trustee Liaison

Maureen G. Maguire, PhD

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Pa.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/12/2022

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Pharmacology/Physiology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Flinders University
Adelaide , South Australia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Jon Mallett, PhD

Director of Journals