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Dr. James Milne Joins Wiley From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 8:08 am EDT
"Jim is taking on the leadership of our immensely powerful journals programme in the physical sciences at an exciting time"

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced today that Dr. James Milne has been appointed to the position of Publishing Director, Physical Sciences. From September 1st Dr. Milne will join the leadership team of the Research Communications group, part of Wiley’s Global Research business.

Dr. Milne brings over twenty years of experience in scientific publishing and will lead Wiley’s global physical science journals portfolio from Oxford, England, and Weinheim, Germany, the home of the Wiley-VCH imprint.

Dr. Milne first entered STM publishing by joining Pergamon Press after completing his PhD in computational structural engineering. After Pergamon was acquired by Elsevier Dr. Milne held a number of editorial positions over 17 years, becoming Executive Publisher for Chemistry and latterly Business Developer, Innovation and Business Development.

In 2009 Dr. Milne joined the Royal Society of Chemistry as Editorial Director, being appointed Managing Director, Publishing a short time later. He is Chair of the STM Training Committee and a member of the board and council of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Wiley’s physical sciences portfolio is an established source of world leading research, as reflected by the recent increase in journal impact factors. Leading titles include Angewandte ChemieAdvanced Materials and Advanced Energy Materials.

“I am delighted to be joining Wiley to lead the strategic development of their internationally renowned physical science journal portfolio,” said Dr. Milne. “The titles are very highly respected and incredibly well supported by their associated research communities. I have been very impressed by the expertise and dedication of Wiley’s publishing professionals and look forward to joining them this September.”

“Jim is taking on the leadership of our immensely powerful journals programme in the physical sciences at an exciting time,” said Philip Carpenter, VP and Managing Director, Research Communications, Wiley. “His experience will be invaluable as we continue to build our portfolio and develop new products and services to support authors and researchers in all aspects of their work.”

About Wiley:

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Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at

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