Berkeley, CA, September 8, 2008 — Society and peer-reviewed publisher and software developer, The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress), announced the appointment of a new Publisher, Alison Denby. Alison will be responsible for the bepress journals publishing program, which includes 42 owned and scholarly society journals. She will report to the CEO of bepress, Gordon Tibbitts, and will be based at bepress headquarters in California.
This appointment reflects the growth and depth of bepress's journals collection and its commitment to ensuring that its partners have access to the best scholarly journals and services in their fields. Alison will support this goal by leading the expansion of bepress's journals publishing program.
Commenting on the appointment, Gordon Tibbitts said, "Alison is one of the industry's leading journal publishers. Her experience includes extensive success with acquiring successful academic journals, building and leading editorial teams, developing and implementing innovative service offerings, strategic client consultation and development, and operational optimization. We are delighted to appoint Alison: her skills and experience are a perfect fit with bepress's strategy to continue to drive the growth and development of our journals program and bepress's broader suite of services."
Alison brings close to 20 years of journals editorial and sales experience in the publishing industry to bepress. Before joining bepress, she held senior positions at John Wiley & Sons and Blackwell Publishing, where she worked closely with academic societies and journal editorial teams.
About The Berkeley Electronic Press
Founded by professors in 1999, Berkeley Electronic Press is both a publisher of peer-reviewed electronic journals and a software developer, having created Digital Commons, the world's leading hosted institutional repository that powers the University of California's eScholarship Repository, and those of over fifty other universities, societies, and organizations. The company produces tools to improve scholarly communication via innovative and effective means of content production and dissemination. Bepress has a portfolio of products and services that reduce the costs of and barriers to access.