Alix Vance

For the past nine years, Alix Vance has been CEO and Executive Director of GeoScienceWorld (GSW), a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Earth Sciences.

GSW works with societies, institutions, and researchers around the world and provides a single source of access to 46 preeminent scholarly journals, 2,200+ eBooks, and over 4 million GeoRef records with specialized and map-based search capabilities and links to curated earth science research around the Web.

Through its Society Services Program, GSW also serves as a platform for cost-effective hosting for independent society sites, providing a scalable and efficient global presence for societies, authors, and members. Since 2005, GSW has returned more than $38 million to membership societies to achieve their scientific missions.


In August, Alix will succeed John Haynes as CEO of AIP Publishing, a leading society publisher in the physical sciences.