Ella Colvin is Director of Publishing, Journals at Cambridge University Press & Assessment responsible for the editorial programme across STEM, Humanities and Social Science journals. She is a member of the Academic Board, and of the Academic Publishing Committee of the Press Syndicate that has oversight of the quality, development and performance of the academic book and journal programmes at Cambridge.
Ella’s nearly thirty-year career has been at Cambridge, predominantly in journals editorial, although for a period her responsibilities encompassed the books and journals programmes, during which time she oversaw the successful launch of a mid-form publishing programme, Cambridge Elements.
Ella leads the development and evolution of the journals editorial programme, to broaden coverage and value across the publishing and to respond to opportunities to increase author and peer reviewer representation. She is also interested in driving publishing that better supports research behaviours as well unlocking truly multidisciplinary collaboration and engagement.
A current focus is to support Cambridge’s commitment to transition research content in front of the paywall in a way that is sustainable across the full spectrum of subject disciplines we publish and for the many society partners with whom we work without compromising the commitment to high-quality output. New business models must align sympathetically with editorial strategies and support community publishing needs in order for the transition to be effective globally.