RSC announces new Managing Director, Publishing

15-Feb-2012 - United Kingdom

The Royal Society of Chemistry announced the appointment of Dr James Milne as Managing Director, Publishing.

Dr Milne is a publishing professional with more than 20 years experience in Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) publishing. After completing his PhD in computational structural engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, he joined Pergamon Press as a publishing editor responsible for a portfolio of engineering books and journals.

Pergamon had been acquired by Elsevier and, over the next seventeen years, Dr Milne held a number of editorial positions within Elsevier. From 2001 to 2008 he was responsible for Elsevier’s most significant chemistry portfolio of products, before taking a role in Elsevier’s innovation and product development team.

In May 2009, Dr Milne joined the RSC as Editorial Director, Publishing, helping shape the considerable growth and development of the journal and book portfolio published by the learned society. During this period, the RSC launched 12 new journals, including the flagship title Chemical Science and the innovative journal RSC Advances.  In March 2011, he was appointed acting Managing Director, Publishing. He was confirmed as Managing Director, Publishing earlier this month.

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