Monday 11 February 2013

ALPSP member strengthens publishing department

The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) is pleased to announce two managerial appointments to its Publishing Department.

Kerry Cole has been appointed as Sales and Marketing Manager. Kerry joins SGM Publishing following previous roles at the Stationary Office and Portland Press. 

Rachel Walker has been appointed as Publishing Operations Manager. Rachel transitions to this role from her current position as Managing Editor for Microbiology. 

Kerry and Rachel join the Society’s Publishing Leadership Team headed by Leighton Chipperfield, Head of Publishing.  Leighton said, “I am delighted to welcome Kerry and Rachel to the leadership team. These appointments are key to the execution of our forward publishing strategy."  


Notes for Editors 

  • For further information please contact Dariel Burdass, Head of Communications, Society for General Microbiology. Tel +44 (0)118 988 1843 Email
  • The Society for General Microbiology publishes four key journals of international repute: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Microbiology and Journal of Medical Microbiology (all monthly). The journals contain high-quality research papers and topical review articles. The online versions are published with the assistance of HighWire Press, with many added features and functions to aid the reader, and can be accessed via 
  • SGM is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, researchinstitutes and schools. The SGM publishes key academic journals in microbiology and virology, organises international scientific conferences and provides an international forum for communication among microbiologists and supportstheir professional development. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, students, teachers, journalists and the wider public, through a comprehensive framework of communication activities and resources.

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