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OUP announces new head of academic publishing

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Oxford University Press (OUP) will align the three academic publishing divisions (OUP USA, the UK Academic Division, and Oxford Journals) under the single leadership of Tim Barton.

Barton is currently president of OUP Inc, and from 2004 to 2008 he was managing director of the UK Academic Division. His new role will begin in July 2010, following the retirement of Martin Richardson, current managing director of UK Academic and Oxford Journals Divisions.

'Digital and competitive pressures make scale, global strategies, and local execution increasingly vital. I am excited by the opportunities provided by this new structure, and look forward to working with colleagues in the US, UK, and elsewhere,' commented Barton.