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A Commercial Publisher's view of Plan S

Neil will talk about open science, open access and how Plan S fits and challenges both. He will touch on the dynamism of the global market and how multi-speed and flexible business models give the best set of outcomes for authors (and society executives). He will talk about the opportunities and challenges Plan S presents for commercial publishers, and how these are amplified for society partners, especially those with significant commercial or subscription revenues. And finally, he will share the blueprint of Elsevier’s approach, and a commercial publisher’s view of how societies can take advantage of the changing landscape.

Society Street London 2019


Wednesday 12 June 2019

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, United Kingdom

Riding the Storms: Adapting and Growing in a Challenging Climate.

Neil Appleton


Senior Vice President of Business Development, Elsevier

(Speaker in 2019) Neil is 12 months into leading Elsevier’s society proposition. In addition to core publishing capabilities, Neil focuses on open access, an increasingly active role in protecting society intellectual property, adopting a more experimental commercial negotiation approach and implementing a higher level of customised services for both society and members. Neil draws on 20 years of publishing leadership. In nine years at Elsevier he has run channel sales and marketing for Elsevier’s books businesses in North America, headed up web strategy and led sales effectiveness. He cut his publishing industry teeth in 7 years at Ingenta, running EMEA and APAC sales and marketing, before co-founding and selling a start-up and completing his MBA at London Business School.


Session 4: Practical Future-Proofing, Track 2

2:00 PM - 3:10 PM