Have your say on the future of the BAA Journal

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A new short survey asks for your help in planning the direction of your Journal. It takes just five minutes to complete and can be accessed here.


Why we are surveying our readers

An advisory Strategy Group was assembled in autumn of 2021, to consider the overall direction of the Association. A final report from this group was published in 2022 October, which members can read here.

A number of recommendations came out of that report and the Council is setting up working groups to examine them. One such group has a remit of looking specifically at the recommendations relating to the Journal. As part of the work of this BAA Journal Working Group, a survey has been constructed, and we hope as many readers as possible complete it.

A proposal under consideration is a modest expansion in the number of non-refereed pages per issue, so we would love to hear what you would like to see in an extended Journal.

All responses will be anonymous. At the end of the survey are some questions on demographics, which help the Association monitor the diversity of our membership.

The survey will close at midnight on Monday 17th July 2023. If you wish to enter the prize draw with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher for completing the survey, please enter your e-mail address in the link at the end of the survey. Your e-mail address will not be linked to your responses.

We thank you in advance of completing this important survey for us.


Coming soon: a further opportunity to shape the BAA’s future

To support the efforts of the other working groups, you will be invited to fill in another short questionnaire later this summer. This second survey will focus on how well we support our members through our various non-Journal services, and will help us assess our long-term strategy to ensure that we are meeting our objectives as a charity. Members will soon be invited via e-mail to fill it in.


BAA Journal Working Group

David Arditti, Philip Jennings, Alexandra Hart, James Dawson, Jeremy Shears, Callum Potter

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