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Diane Scott-Lichter to head AACR's publications programme -

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has announced the appointment of Diane Scott-Lichter as publisher and head of its scientific publishing division. Scott-Lichter succeeds former publisher Kathleen Case who recently retired following a seven-year tenure at AACR.

As publisher, Scott-Lichter will oversee all aspects of production, marketing and strategic planning for the AACR's publications programme. This includes peer-reviewed journals such as Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Cancer Research, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and Cancer Prevention Research. Prior to this, she served as senior director of publications for The Endocrine Society. Earlier, she also served as publisher of medical journals for Blackwell Publishing, where she was responsible for developing a global medical journal acquisition strategy. She has also held journal publishing positions with the American Cancer Society, Elsevier Science Inc., Carden Jennings Publishing Company, and the American Chemical Society.

Scott-Lichter is currently president of the Council of Science Editors, vice-chair of the scientific publishing committee of the American Heart Association, and on the board of directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.


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