New Program Directors at IntechOpen

Recent appointments at IntechOpen will support the growth of the company in Europe and advocate for Open Access around the world.

11th March 2019

IntechOpen welcomes new STEM Program Directors Peter Mitchell and Dr. Richard Murray. Peter Mitchell is Editorial Director and Head of STEM Program for the UK & Scandinavia and Dr. Richard Murray is the Head of STM Program for the Iberian Peninsula. They bring with them vast experience in publishing and relationship building and will be focused on expanding the IntechOpen vision to inspire greater opportunity for collaboration, speed of discovery and scientific progress.

Both switched from Wiley’s editorial offices in the UK and Germany respectively to join forces with IntechOpen´s rapidly growing editorial team in the UK and Continental Europe. Peter Mitchell, who will be based in London, has over 20 years’ experience in engineering books and journals acquisition, most recently as Associate Editorial Director leading Wiley’s global electrical and mechanical engineering books and major reference works team.

Dr Richard Murray, who will be based in Bilbao, Spain, will spearhead IntechOpen´s expansion into the Iberian Peninsula brings a high profile academic career in the Physical Sciences to the table along with rich experience in the development of high impact factor content. The new editorial directors will build on IntechOpen´s program and enhance it through their existing networks and by developing new and sustainable long-term relationships in the global technology community and beyond.

IntechOpen recently has also opened an office in Berlin, Germany, where a team of three work on expanding the high quality publishing program with a focus on partnerships.

Dr. Anke Beck, CEO for IntechOpen says: “This is an exciting time for IntechOpen. Scientific progress is fuelled by collaboration and with highly experienced publishers like Peter and Richard on board, as well as our colleagues in Berlin, we are making great strides in our publishing program as well as partnering with OA funders and institutes to support Open Access.”