RSC Publishing gets new managing director

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The Royal Society of Chemistry has appointed James Milne as managing director, publishing.

Milne has worked in STM publishing for more than 20 years experience at Pergamon Press and then at Elsevier once Pergamon was acquired by the larger publisher. He has been editorial director, publishing at RSC since May 2009.'My vision for RSC Publishing is to develop the portfolio of products and services to place the RSC at the forefront of the information profession, while truly satisfying the information needs of the international chemical science community,' said Milne.

RSC chief executive, Robert Parker added: 'Jim’s experience as editorial director with the RSC, and before that as a chemistry publisher at Elsevier, gives him the breadth of knowledge and expertise to successfully lead our dynamic publishing operations.'