Chief Publishing Officer at Hindawi Sarah Greaves has been voted onto the OASPA Board of Directors. Here, she shares her perspective on open access publishing and her goals as a Board member.
Sarah has over 20 years of experience within STM editorial and publishing. She was originally an academic researcher, completing her PhD at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, before joining the editorial team at Nature Cell Biology in 1999. After 4 years working within editorial she moved into the Nature publishing team and was the Publisher for Nature for many years. During her time at Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature) Sarah also launched the first Nature branded title with an Open Access option, Nature Communications, and subsequently launched Scientific Reports. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating innovative new products and services aimed at solving key researcher pain points whilst ensuring the academic scientist remains at the heart of any publishing decision. As Chief Publishing Officer of Hindawi she has been committed to putting the researcher at the heart of Hindawi and working with them to deliver Open Science for their communities; developing relationships pre and post publication with data repositories and preprint servers, whilst introducing new Editorial models across many Hindawi titles. Sarah is involved in numerous STEM outreach initiatives and is currently a volunteer with both InToUniversity and STEM Ambassadors.