(Philadelphia, PA - June 2002) - The Scientist, LLC, publisher of The Scientist magazine, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Gallagher to the newly created position of Editor.
Gallagher joins The Scientist with more than 13 years of experience in scientific publishing. In his most recent role as the Publisher of Nature, he built an immensely successful publishing project around the human genome issue (February 2001), making it one of Nature's greatest successes from an editorial, marketing, advertising, sponsorship and electronic publishing standpoint.
"We are very pleased to welcome Richard to the team," said Jan Velterop, Publisher of BioMed Central. "His varied experience and education speak highly of the skills he brings to the magazine."
"With the recent transformation of The Scientist in design, content and circulation, we were looking for someone who could bring not only his rich background, but also the deep knowledge of the...
In January 2002, The Scientist underwent a transformation that included a change in size and format, a dramatic redesign, and a 50% increase in circulation, going from 50,000 US subscribers to include 25,000 European and Canadian readers.
Gallagher is very familiar with taking a primarily U.S. publication and introducing it to a European audience. That's what he was hired to do at Science a decade ago. And over the course of his seven years, the progress was dramatic. From an editorial standpoint, the content moved from only 7% of all news and research papers coming from outside the U.S. to 25%, with similar progress made on the business front.
"I am excited to lead The Scientist in this new and expanded venture and feel absolutely confident that we have the product, people, strategic focus and editorial niche to capitalize on an explosive market opportunity," Gallagher said.
Background on Richard Gallagher
Gallagher assumed the role as Publisher of Nature in late 2000, where he built an immensely successful publishing project around the human genome issue, published in the February 2001, making it one of Nature's greatest successes from an editorial, marketing, advertising, sponsorship and electronic publishing point of view. Richard joined Nature in 1999 as Chief Biology Editor.
In 1992, Gallagher joined the staff of Science as Office Head and Senior Editor with the mission to open a European Office for the journal. This involved the management of a diverse staff dedicated to the advancement of the journal in Europe and beyond; financial responsibility for the operation; and sitting as a member the management team.
In 1989 Gallagher joined one of the Trends journals, Immunology Today, as Editor. Prior to this he spent six years as a post-doc, ending up as a Wellcome Trust-funded lecturer in immunology at Trinity College Dublin.
Gallagher's undergraduate degree and PhD are from Glasgow University, the latter from the Department of Cell Biology in 1984, for work on lymphocyte adhesion in control of the immune response.
About The Scientist, LLC
The Scientist, a leading news magazine for life scientists, was founded in 1986. In late 2001, The Scientist Inc, and BioMed Central joined forces with the aim of making The Scientist the most widely read and influential magazine in the life science community. Distributed in print and electronic form, it was the first continuously published science publication on the Internet and maintains a free full text searchable web archive. Its content is distributed electronically to over 200,000 readers monthly. The print version is distributed to over 75,000 life science researchers in the U.S, Canada and western Europe.
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