Peter Harrison

TitleSenior Vice President, Physical Sciences Journals, Elsevier

Peter joined Elsevier over 25 years ago after an Honours degree in Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and a PhD at the Australian National University. Over this time he has worked in a range of journal publishing and management roles across multiple subject areas, and has seen first hand the print to online migration, and subsequently business model evolution, across the scholarly journal landscape. In Peter’s current role he has overall responsibility for Elsevier’s physical sciences journals program and leads a global publishing team of over 85 staff. The physical sciences journals program includes a combination of subscription and Open Access journals, with both Elsevier-owned and Society-owned titles. It is an exciting and diverse area, with evolving market and community needs, changing business models and author/reader demographics. Peter is based in Oxford, UK, and has spent most of his career based there with the exception of a three year period in Philadelphia, USA, from 2015-18.

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