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SPARC Europe elects Ignasi Labastida i Juan as new Board Chair
- 22 Mar 2019

SPARC Europe has elected Ignasi Labastida i Juan as new Chair of the Board at its March 2019 Board Meeting.

Ignasi works in the Research Unit of the CRAI (Learning and Research Resources Center-Library) at the University of Barcelona (UB). Ignasi has been working on making Open Access, Open Science and Open Education a reality for almost 20 years. He oversees the Open projects at the University of Barcelona (open access, open science, open education resources).

Ignasi is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Information&Open Access Policy Group at the LERU and co-author of the LERU Roadmap on Open Science and Research Data and a member of the Working Group on Open Science at CRUE (Spanish National Conference of Rectors). Ignasi also introduced Creative Commons to Spain leading the porting of the licenses and their translation into six languages. He has also been part of the LIBER WG on copyright; and still has a firm interest in author rights.

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The American Journal of Accountable Care names Dennis P. Scanlon as Editor-in-Chief
- 21 Mar 2019

The American Journal of Accountable Care® (AJAC) has named Dr. Dennis P. Scanlon as editor-in-chief as of the March 2019 issue.

Scanlon is a professor of health policy and administration and director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at Pennsylvania State University. He has been the associate editor of AJAC since 2015.

Scanlon's research focuses on understanding the role of measurement, incentives, quality improvement, and individual and organisational behaviour change for improving important healthcare outcomes, including clinical quality, patient experience, and economic efficiency.

Scanlon has served on several national, local, and international advisory panels for organisations such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Quality Forum, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the European Commission. He has served as principal or co-investigator on a number of large research projects funded by sponsors such as the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund. He has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and reports and is frequently invited to speak on health policy topics.

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CDL appoints Justin Gonder as Senior Product Manager, Publishing
- 18 Mar 2019

The California Digital Library (CDL) has announced that Justin Gonder has accepted the newly established position of Senior Product Manager, Publishing in CDL's Publishing&Special Collections (P&SC) group, effective March 1, 2019.

In this position, Justin will focus on strategically managing P&SC's portfolio of open access publishing and dissemination services that include eScholarship, UC's institutional repository and open access publishing platform, as well as the systemwide UC Publication Management System. Working closely with service managers, campus stakeholders, and external partners, he will grow the ability to provide transformative scholarly communications solutions, while ensuring the reliable, daily operations of the existing services.

Justin brings a tremendous store of experience to this role, having served as P&SC's Product Manager for Publishing since 2013 and as the eScholarship Operations Coordinator from 2011 to 2013. Before joining the CDL, Justin was a Client Service Representative at bepress. Justin has also worked closely with UC campus liaisons and publishing partners to dramatically yet sustainably grow CDL's open access publishing services and also lead the successful rollout of Symplectic Elements in support of the UC Academic Senate Open Access Policy.

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IntechOpen announces two new STEM Program Directors
- 13 Mar 2019

IntechOpen has named Peter Mitchell and Dr. Richard Murray as its new STEM Program Directors. Peter Mitchell is Editorial Director and Head of STEM Program for the UK&Scandinavia and Dr. Richard Murray is the Head of STM Program for the Iberian Peninsula. They bring with them vast experience in publishing and relationship building and will be focused on expanding the IntechOpen vision to inspire greater opportunity for collaboration, speed of discovery and scientific progress.

Peter Mitchell, who will be based in London, has over 20 years' experience in engineering books and journals acquisition, most recently as Associate Editorial Director leading Wiley's global electrical and mechanical engineering books and major reference works team.

Dr. Richard Murray, who will be based in Bilbao, Spain, will spearhead IntechOpen's expansion into the Iberian Peninsula brings a high profile academic career in the Physical Sciences to the table along with rich experience in the development of high impact factor content.

The new editorial directors will build on IntechOpen's program and enhance it through their existing networks and by developing new and sustainable long-term relationships in the global technology community and beyond.

IntechOpen recently opened an office in Berlin, Germany, where a team of three work on expanding the high quality publishing program with a focus on partnerships.

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SLACK Inc. appoints Cris Pires as Senior Director, Business Development&Market Strategy
- 12 Mar 2019

SLACK Inc., the publisher of Healio.com, HemOnc Today, and HemOnc Today New York, has appointed Cris Pires as its Senior Director, Market Strategy&Business Development. Most recently Pires served as Vice President, Sales&Marketing for The Lynx Group where he led their efforts in developing custom digital, live, and print education and communications solutions serving the Hematology and Oncology markets.

Healio.com, HemOnc Today, and HemOnc Today New York, offer a truly unique, multi-channel platform that enables life sciences companies to deliver custom educational solutions to clinicians in a variety of formats and measure the impact and engagement with the content and information they are provided.

Earlier in his career, Pires has served in sales role for Eli Lilly.

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