Since June 2017 Alison has been CEO of PLOS, an organization dedicated to ensuring that research is discoverable, accessible and useable - and to continuing to push the boundaries of “open” in service of a truly equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding.
Prior to PLOS, Alison served as Director of the University of California Press and as Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications. Her 30 years in the publishing industry also include leadership positions at Blackwell Publishers and Taylor & Francis.
Alison is a frequent speaker at industry meetings, writes for the Scholarly Kitchen blog, and serves on the Board of SSP and the Center for Open Science. In the past, Alison has also served on the Board of ALPSP, the Scientific Publications Committee and the Open Science Committee of the American Heart Association; the Executive Council of the PSP Division of the American Association of Publishers; and as Co-Chair of the Dean’s Leadership Council at California State University, Channel Islands.