Elsevier, the information analytics business specialising in science and health, has announced that Emilie Marcus, CEO of Cell Press and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cell, has decided to move on to a new role at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Cell Press is one of Elsevier's flagship brands and has grown tremendously in volume, quality and influence under Dr. Marcus' 20 years of leadership.
Dr. Marcus has driven technological innovations that help accelerate scientific advancement, including Article of the Future, Figure 360, STAR Methods and Sneak Peak. During her time at Cell Press, she contributed to the growth from four journals, when she joined, to 38 journals at present, and was actively involved in developing the Trends brand as well as several society partnerships. Under her leadership Cell Press has evolved into an all-science publisher by launching Cell Press' first physical sciences journal Chem, its first interdisciplinary journal iScience and energy journal Joule. She also launched one of Elsevier's first highly successful gold open access journals, Cell Reports. Meanwhile, Emilie maintained Cell's position as the most sought-after journal in the biomedical sciences.
Moving on to a role as Executive Strategy Officer at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Marcus will be working with the Dean, the new medical school leadership team and the hospital leadership team to deliver on an ambitious vision: to align biomedical research, graduate and medical education, and clinical practice across the UCLA Health system in supporting scientific discovery and optimised patient care and outcomes.
She will remain with Cell Press until mid February 2018. Elsevier has initiated steps to ensure business and journal continuity, while searching for new leadership.
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