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Tony Alves, Director of Product Management, has worked in STM publishing since 1989 and has focused on electronic publishing for the past twenty years, designing online learning products and workflow management software. Tony joined Aries Systems in 2001 to manage the development and rollout of the Editorial Manager system and is responsible for designing new features and functions for the EM/PM system, as well as assisting in defining the strategic direction of the company including new product ideas and new market opportunities. Before that he served as Publisher at HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of online educational tools for healthcare organizations; and at SilverPlatter Education, an early developer of multimedia products for physicians on CD-ROM and the Internet. Tony also worked at Harvard University, where he was an Assistant Managing Editor for the journal Circulation Research; and CV Mosby, assisting an Acquisitions Editor in the professional medical textbook department.



Paul Du has worked for Clarivate Analytics (Formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters) for over 8 years. Paul has serviced several roles related to academic publishing services and Intellectual Property management. Paul currently hold the role of project manager for publisher solutions, which covers most publishing services in Clarivate Analytics , including ScholarOne Manuscripts, Web of Science Author Connect (an academic marketing service) and analysis and consulting services for publishers.

Paul has closely worked with over 200 Asian-Pacific journals to implement their ScholarOne Manuscripts and provided international marketing suggestions for over 50 Chinese academic journals. Paul is devoting to introduce more advanced tools and services to help academic journals improve operation efficiency and increase international impact.

Paul has master degrees in both Computer Software and Business Administration.



Jing Duan, PhD, is the Managing Editor of Acta Ecologica Sinica (International Journal, AES) and Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (EHS). She earned her PhD in Environmental Management from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Duan joined Acta Ecologica Sinica (International Journal) as Editor in 2009, and later held the position of Managing Editor of AES. Since 2011, she has represented the Ecological Society of China in the development of a joint journal publication project between the Ecological Society of China and the Ecological Society of America. EHS launched in March 2015.


Adam Finch is the bibliometric analyst for the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Australia’s national science agency. Working within the Science Impact & Policy team, he deploys publication analysis to demonstrate the academic impact of the organisation’s research. He has worked in publication analysis for over a decade, initially as the bibliometrician for the global publisher Wiley-Blackwell before moving to Australia and working in the Research Office of Flinders University, then as a Solutions Consultant for the data provider Thomson Reuters. He is the author of several journal articles, book chapters and commissioned reports in bibliometrics, in which field he is currently undertaking PhD research at Swinburne University of Technology.



Ginny Hendricks is responsible for bringing a new team together at Crossref around outreach and communications, membership development and services, and product support initiatives. Before joining Crossref, she ran Ardent Marketing for nine years, where she consulted with publishers to craft multichannel marketing strategies, develop, brand, and launch online products, and build engaged communities. She previously managed Elsevier’s launch of Scopus, the abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. While at Elsevier, she established advisory boards and outreach programs with library and scientific communities. In 1998, Ginny started an early e-resources help desk for Blackwell's information Services and later led training and communication programs for Swets' digital portfolio in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. She's lived and worked in many parts of the world, has managed globally dispersed creative, technical, and commercial teams, and co-hosts the Scholarly Social networking events in London.



Joyce Li is Associate Publisher at Springer Nature overseeing all the publishing activities for BioMed Central and SpringerOpen in China. She manages a team of journal development editors who work with academic editors and societies to develop successful open access journals. Since joining BioMed Central in 2011 she has launched more than a dozen new open access journals from China, partnering with universities, research institutes, hospitals and societies. Joyce has 8 years of experiences in scholarly publishing.


  Tom Merriweather is an Executive Publisher for Medicine and Life Sciences at SAGE Publications, based in the London office. His team is responsible for the management and development of over 150 journals in medicine and life science disciplines, as well as the launch and acquisition of journals. Titles include traditional, gold OA, society-owned and proprietary publications. He has been with SAGE for six years and, prior to that, worked at Elsevier.


Nobuko Miyairi is the Regional Director, Asia-Pacific for ORCID and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining ORCID, Nobuko held positions at Scholarly & Scientific Research business of Thomson Reuters, and most recently at Nature Publishing Group as Consultant/Analyst, Asia Pacific, where she worked closely with research organizations, government policy makers and funding bodies to provide solutions for research management and promotions. As a librarian by training, Nobuko earned an MLIS from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and brings an extensive working knowledge in needs-based consultancy and information management. Nobuko is fluent in Japanese and English.



Tom Olyhoek has a PhD in molecular microbiology from Amsterdam University and has spent several years in Africa doing research on malaria, sleeping sickness and meningococcal epidemics. He has been actively advocating open access and open science since 2012 when he joined the Open Knowledge Foundation as manager of the Open Access Working Group. In 2013 he became a member of the DOAJ advisory board. In 2014 he joined DOAJ as a managing editor and has been Editor-in-Chief at that organization since 2015. He is also an Editor of Scientific Collections at ScienceOpen for research on soil microbiology in relation to soil health and human health.



Shengli Ren obtained his PhD from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. For the past several years, Dr. Ren has been the Executive Editor at Science China Press and Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Science Foundation in China at the Science Communication Center of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and has been Managing Editor of National Science Review. He also serves as Vice-president and Secretary General of the China Editology Society for Science Periodicals (CESSP). Based in Beijing, and with many other affiliations and roles to his credit, Dr. Ren is very familiar with the journal publishing landscape in China.



David Sampson is Vice President and Publisher for Journals for the American Society of Clinical Oncology where he manages a growing portfolio of journals. Prior to joining ASCO in 2013, he was an Executive Publisher in Elsevier’s health sciences journals division where he had P&L and strategic responsibility for a portfolio of more than 20 society-owned and proprietary journals. He also worked at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in various leadership roles, including five years as Managing Director of its Asia office in Hong Kong. He was also an Executive Vice President at Conference Archives, now part of CTI Meeting Technology.

Mr. Sampson is a graduate of Cornell University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Northwestern-Hong Kong University of Science & Technology executive MBA program.



Donald Samulack is President of the U.S. Operations for Editage / Cactus Communications and actively involved in supporting the language editing and publication needs of the academic community, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication practices, worldwide. As such, he understands the logistics of scholarly publication and the global outsourcing of language editing and author support services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality. Over the past couple of years he has been active in addressing “irresponsible” commercial activities on the scholarly landscape and has mounted an industry-wide global call-to-action to build a Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources (CRPR;; @RPRcoalition) to help authors identify ethical publishers and author services, and to help coordinate dialog across industries about predatory commercial practices in scholarly publishing.



Dr. Yan Shuai is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and Director of TUP’s Journal Publishing. He has been the President of the Society of China University Journals (CUJS) since 2004, Vice President of the China Editology Society of Science Periodicals (CESSP) since 2015, and Vice President of the China Periodicals Association (CPA) since 2012.




Michael Taylor is Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science. His work involves integrating metrics across the various companies in Digital Science, including Altmetric, Uberresearch and Symplectic. He's an expert in blended metrics and mixed data sources.

Mike was previously at Elsevier, in their Research and Development Labs group, and was one of the original technical people involved in ORCID.


  Sarah Tegen, PhD is Vice President for Global Editorial & Author Services within the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. She oversees the operational management financial oversight, and strategic planning of the global editors and editorial offices of ACS’ 50 peer-reviewed journals. Her team coordinates the technologies, staffing, training and user support for the peer review functions conducted by nearly 500 Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors of ACS journals. The Global Editorial & Author Services team work to implement more efficient and sustainable ways of handling this crucial workload, while keeping an eye toward changes in the academic peer review culture. Prior to her position in Global Editorial & Author Services, Sarah was Assistant Director, Editorial Development, where she oversaw the strategic development of a portfolio of 15 journals in physical chemistry, materials science, and polymer science. Sarah’s undergraduate degree is in biology and her PhD is in molecular and cell biology.


Yuehong (Helen) Zhang is Chief editor of Journal of Zhejiang University Science A/B/C/. She is a council member of ALPSP, and an International Editorial Board Member (the only delegate from China) of the SSCI journal Learned Publishing, the official journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Scientific & Technical Periodicals, and Vice president of Society of China University Journals in Natural Sciences. Helen Zhang is very active in STM journal publishing area. She has for many times being invited to give speeches at international publishing seminars including the 11th International Conference of Science Editors (in Beijing) and the 12th International Conference of Science Editors (in Mexico). She has published several short papers in Nature and many papers in international journals. She received a research fund from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). And she, with her team already published many papers focused on CrossCheck guidance: an analysis of typical cases of plagiarism in different disciplines, and in 2016, published Against Plagiarism: A Guide for Editors and Authors in Springer.


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