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About RTI Press

RTI Press is a global publisher of peer-reviewed, open-access publications. We publish on a broad range of topics reflecting RTI’s multidisciplinary research, expertise in social and laboratory sciences, and extensive international activities. Our publications inform national and international research, scientific discussions, and policy debates. RTI International funds RTI Press as a means of sharing research and practical knowledge to improve the human condition.

RTI Press publishes Research Briefs (ISSN 2378-7929), Policy Briefs (ISSN 2378-7937), Research Reports (ISSN 2378-7902), Methods Reports (ISSN 2378-7813), Occasional Papers (ISSN 2378-7996), Conference Proceedings (ISSN 2690-0343), and books.

For questions about RTI Press policies and potential submissions, contact Anna Wetterberg, Director, rtipress@rti.org.

Open Access

RTI Press is a Diamond Open Access publisher; neither authors nor readers pay for our publications. RTI Press (i.e., RTI International) copyrights all sole-published publications and makes them available as free downloads under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Books can also be purchased as hard copy editions. More information is available in our Open Access Policy. Digital preservation is ensured through Portico, the Carolina Digital Repository, and the Directory of Open Access Books. Versions and other metadata are updated via Crossmark. RTI Press is a member of OASPA and a signatory to the SDG Publishers Compact

Preprints are scientific manuscripts uploaded by authors to a public server without formal peer review (Berg, J.M. et al. Preprints for the life sciences. Science 352, 899–901; 2016). Authors can share their preprint anywhere at any time. RTI Press will consider submissions that have been previously made available as preprints, as long as authors retain copyright of those preprints. If their submission to RTI Press is accepted, authors are responsible for updating any preprints with a link to the final publication. If provided necessary information by the authors, RTI Press may opt to link to the preprint.

Peer Review

Manuscripts submitted to RTI Press are subject to single-blind peer review. Books and reports require two reviews, whereas briefs only need one review. We encourage reviews by experts from outside RTI and require at least one external reviewer for each manuscript. When RTI experts are invited to peer review, they are carefully selected to ensure impartiality and avoid conflicts of interest. Editorial decisions informed by peer reviewers’ recommendations are made independently by an associate editor assigned to each manuscript. Associate editors are selected from the RTI Press Editorial Board. 


Trees and sun

To thank our peer reviewers, we plant a tree for each review received.


Trees planted in FY 2023


Governance of RTI Press rests with the Executive Committee which has 10 members: representatives from each RTI business unit and the RTI Press Senior Manager. The Executive Committee provides strategic direction to RTI Press by setting and monitoring implementation of editorial policies. One member of the Executive Committee serves as Editor-in-Chief and one as Deputy Editor-in-Chief. These two roles are designated Executive Editors. The Executive Editors both serve single 2-year terms but can continue to serve as Executive Committee and/or Editorial Board members. Executive Vice Presidents from each of RTI’s business units recommend appointees to the RTI Press Executive Committee and Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members act as Associate Editors, managing the peer review process for submitted manuscripts and making publication decisions based on the scientific quality of manuscripts. Terms for Editorial Board members are staggered, with about half rotating off or agreeing to serve another term every 2 years. Unless otherwise indicated, members are affiliated with RTI International.

RTI Press Executive Committee

RTI Press Editorial Board

Carolina Barbosa

Carolina Barbosa

Health Economist

Marcus Berzofsky

Senior Research Statistician

Rachel Caspar

Rachel Caspar

Director, Center for Survey Methodology

Darryl Creel

Senior Research Statistician

Rebecca Flueckiger

Senior Operations Researcher

Elizabeth Glennie

Elizabeth Glennie

Senior Research Education Analyst

Amber Gove

Fellow, International Development

Dr. Phillip Graham

Phillip W. Graham

Director, Center for Behavioral Health Epidemiology, Implementation, and Evaluation Research

Leah Johnson

Senior Director of Biomedical Technologies

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Andrew "AJ" Kondash

Research Environmental Scientist

Ishu Kataria

Ishu Kataria

Senior Public Health Researcher

Phillip S. Kott

Senior Research Statistician

Lisa M. Lines

Lisa M. Lines

Senior Health Services Researcher

Melissa McPheeters

Senior Director for Analytics

Jeremiah Ngondi

Jeremiah Ngondi

Senior NTD Advisor

Laura Nyblade

Laura Nyblade

Fellow, Health Policy

Jules Payne

Julianne Payne

Research sociologist, Community and Workplace Health

Jeri Ropero-Miller

Jeri Ropero-Miller

Principal Scientist, RTI Applied Justice Research Division

Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey A. Rosen

Research Education Analyst, Center for Evaluation and the Study of Educational Equity

Lissette M. Saavedra

Lissette M. Saavedra

Senior Research Psychologist

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Joanna Springer

Resilience and Market Systems Research Advisor

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern

Senior Researcher, Education and Evaluation

Katherine Treiman

Katherine Treiman

Senior Research Scientist

Nitya Venkateswaran

Nitya Venkateswaran

Senior Manager, Equity Capacity Building Hub

Meera Viswanathan

Fellow, Health Policy and Director, RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center

Michael Willoughby

Fellow, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, Education and Workforce Development

Editorial Board Members not pictured

  • Janelle Armstrong-Brown, PhD, Research Public Health Analyst
  • Anne Deutsch, PhD. Senior Research Public Health Analyst
  • Karen Keaton Jackson, PhD. Professor of English and Director, University Honors Program, Language and Literature, North Carolina Central University
  • Colleen Ovelman, BA. Research Public Health Analyst
  • Nila Sathe, MA. Research Public Health Analyst
  • Valerie Williams, PhD. Senior Director, Psychometrics, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment

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