Online Lessons from Science Publishing

Winter Garden

Scientific information has moved online ahead of most other areas of
publishing, and there are some general lessons to be drawn from
the things that those publishers did right and wrong. This session will
describe these and then extrapolate to what they might mean for other types of publishing.

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Timo Hannay

Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Timo Hannay is Publishing Director, Nature.com at the Nature Publishing Group, publishers of Nature and over over seventy other scientific journals, plus numerous online resources for scientists and those interested in science. His areas of responsibility include classified advertising as well as new online initiatives in social software, databases and audio-visual content. Timo trained as a neurophysiologist at the University of Oxford and worked as a journalist (The Economist, Nature Medicine) and a management consultant (McKinsey & Co.) before becoming a publisher. He lived in Japan for over five years and retains a strong interest in, and connections with, the country.

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