Alison Mitchell PhD is Managing Director of the Springer Nature Journals group, which comprises over 2,800 journals covering a range of subjects – from the life, physical and applied sciences, to medicine, the humanities and the social sciences. The portfolio contains a number of prestigious brands, including Nature Research, BMC, Springer and Palgrave Macmillan.
Following her initial research experience Alison moved into science publishing, working first as an editor on the international weekly journal of science, Nature. Since then she has held various editorial and publishing roles within Nature Publishing Group and, since the merger with Springer Science & Business Media in 2015, in Springer Nature.
Alison’s team of over 950 editors and publishers work closely with the research communities they serve to support them in communicating their research as quickly and clearly as possible. They also love to experiment – testing different peer review models, and finding ways to make the outputs of research more engaging and understandable for non-specialist readers.