Steven Miron, Senior Vice President, Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the retirement of long time executive Bob Campbell.
Campbell, who will step down from his post as senior publisher, has worked in the publishing industry for the last 44 years, ever since he graduated with a degree in zoology from Aberdeen University in 1968 and joined Blackwell Scientific Publications (BSP). In building the BSP publication business, Campbell published his first two journals, Freshwater Biology and the Journal of Biogeography, in 1971.
Campbell became editorial director in 1978 and rose through the ranks to become President of Blackwell Publishing and Senior Publisher after Wiley's acquisition of Blackwell in 2007.
In addition to his positions at Wiley, Campbell has served as president of the International STM Publishers Association, one of the co-founders and chairman of CrossRef, chair of INASP, an international development organisation whose mission is to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge in developing countries, and served on the Finch group, which provided recommendations on expanding access to published research findings.
Most recently, Bob has been a highly influential voice in the Open Access debate, persuasively championing the importance of maintaining sustainable publishing models that ensure quality and balance the needs of a variety of stakeholders in multiple geographies and disciplines – researchers and their funders, research institutions, scholarly and professional societies, and commercial and not-for-profit publishers.
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