New director expands publishing horizons
Jamie Hutchins has been appointed Publishing Director of IOP Publishing (IOP). Jamie joined the company in 2012 as Head of Journals, and now assumes responsibility for IOP’s growing portfolio of scientific journals, ebooks, and specialist magazines and websites.
“Exciting things are happening at IOP Publishing, and I’m looking forward to seeing what our talented publishing teams can achieve by working closely with the wider scientific community to further develop our publishing programme,” said Jamie. “It is a period of dramatic change for the STM publishing industry, and researchers are working in new ways that create challenges and opportunities. We are dedicated to working alongside researchers, funding agencies and our partners to meet their changing needs and to redefine the role of a society publisher.”
IOP publishes more than 70 journals, many in partnership with leading societies and scientific organizations worldwide. Since joining the company Jamie has developed the publishing programme to reflect areas where physicists work closely with other disciplines, such as materials research and the biomedical sciences. This has resulted in six new journals – including two in the biosciences – with two more to come later in 2015.
Jamie has also worked closely with new and existing partners to enhance their publishing services, recently announcing an ebook publishing partnership with the American Astronomical Society to help the organization deliver its strategic objectives.
As a subsidiary of a major scientific society, IOP is in a unique position to understand the needs and requirements of our current and future partners,” Jamie added.