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Our Amy Brand Receives 2015 CSE Award for Meritorious Achievement

18th May 2015
By Katy Alexander
Amy Brand
Amy Brand

Amy Brand has been noted for her dedication to developing a future-facing scholarly communication ecosystem

We are proud to announce that today, at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Council of Science Editors (CSE), our very own Amy Brand received the Award for Meritorious Achievement. This award is the highest given by the CSE, and is presented to a person or institution that embraces the purposes of CSE – the improvement of scientific communication through the pursuit of high standards in all activities connected with editing.

With nearly 25 years’ experience, Amy is currently our VP of Academic & Research Relations, where she’s responsible for overseeing our North American operations. With broad experience in scholarly communication and academic publishing, university administration, entrepreneurial innovation and management of complex initiatives, Amy also acts as our domain expert on North American universities and their research, administrative and policy requirements.

Timo Hannay, our Managing Director adds:

“We are so proud that Amy has won this prestigious award, recognizing her significant contributions to academic research. She has had a long and varied career immersed in scientific and scholarly communications, and brings true insight into the perspectives of all stakeholders in academic research. At Digital Science, she is helping apply that knowledge to continue to provide tools that offer support at every stage of the research cycle.”

Previous winners of this award, since it was established in 1969, have included ORCID, John Sack, CrossRef, and Drummond Rennie, among many others.

To-date, Amy’s career includes a distinctive combination of leadership experiences in book and journal publishing, new technologies, university administration and community-wide initiatives to shape the future of scholarly communication. In addition, she has engaged actively throughout her career in community-wide efforts to create needed scholarly communication standards and infrastructure, including ORCID, Project CRediT, SHARE, the Open Access Network, VIVO, Force11, and CASRAI. Her most recent collaborative undertaking, Project CRediT, endeavors to improve the attribution system for co-authored published research so that credit is more fairly provided.

Before joining us, Amy held the position of Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Information, at Harvard University. She also has held positions at CrossRef, Ingenta, Inc., and the MIT Press. Amy holds a doctorate in Cognitive Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Art in Linguistics from the Barnard College of Columbia University.

We would all like to congratulate Amy on this great achievement!

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