PLOS today announces the appointment of a new Publisher responsible for building on PLOS’ first class publishing operation while overseeing publishing services, production operations, business development, strategy, product management and other departments. Following a thorough and rigorous search, PLOS named Louise Page to the position, effective December 1, 2015. Page will be based at PLOS’ San Francisco office.
“Louise’s dynamic leadership experience and business development expertise, as well as her decades of publishing experience, will be a valued asset to PLOS’ executive team,” said Elizabeth Marincola, Chief Executive Officer of PLOS. “Louise’s intimate knowledge of the industry and the experience of authors is critically important as PLOS enters a new phase of innovation, beginning with a streamlined submission system. We are grateful to have a publisher of Louise’s stature join our organization.”
“I am thrilled to be joining PLOS, the leading Open Access scientific publisher with a top-notch reputation for high quality journals and cutting edge innovation in its publishing operations,” said Page. “I look forward to joining the team to augment the innovation that PLOS is bringing to publishing, and to be a contributor to its advancement of science and research communication.”
Prior to joining PLOS, Page was Vice President, Business Development for HighWire Press. Page successfully managed a multifaceted team responsible for publisher account management, business development and strategic planning for HighWire’s global publishers. She was also responsible for driving the strategic and financial growth of publishing partners through technology, editorial outreach and operational excellence.
Prior to joining HighWire, Page was at Oxford University Press and John Wiley & Sons, in editorial book and journal acquisitions. At Wiley, she oversaw all publishing activity from concept to production, for its first online journal, a catalyst for Wiley InterScience, the journal hosting platform.