May 23, 2022

Rachel Burley Named Wiley’s First VP/Director of Open Access, New Position Created to Lead OA Efforts

From Wiley:

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the creation of a new role to lead open access.

Rachel Burley has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Director, Open Access.

In this new role Rachel will lead all aspects of the growth and development of open access publishing at Wiley. Working with colleagues, societies, funders, and academic institutions, she will facilitate the identification of open access opportunities and lead the development of products, policy, technology, processes, sales, and marketing initiatives necessary to provide first class support to authors.


Rachel joined Wiley in 2007 as VP & Publisher for Current Protocols and subsequently assumed responsibility for a portfolio of life sciences journals. Prior to that, Rachel spent seven years with Nature Publishing Group in publishing and business development roles.

“Wiley is committed to expanding the open access options available to our authors and society partners in a sustainable manner that serves the scientific community,” said Rachel. “I am looking forward to working with our authors, partners, and colleagues to develop and deliver open access products which provide exceptional author service and high visibility of the published research.”

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