Ian Burgess

Ian Burgess is Director, Publishing and Open Research at the Health division of Wolters Kluwer. He leads open access strategy for both the Lippincott and Medknow medical journal portfolios including transformative journals, gold open access, diamond open access, hybrid business models, and open access publishing policies.

Ian began his career with Wolters Kluwer in 1999 and has held various editorial, production, and publishing positions before taking on his current role in 2017. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ian has direct input into the business’ strategic initiatives and implementation plans. His remit also includes editorial and author services and strategy; new journal and product launches; and open science advocacy. He leads publishing teams in the UK and India and provides strategic guidance to teams in China and the US. 

Under Ian’s leadership, the compound annual growth rate of gold open access journal articles has grown 32% from 2016 to 2021. He has also led the journals publishing revenue growth in Europe and Asia during his tenure.

Ian is a member of both the Academic Publishers Council of the Publishers Association (UK) and the STM's Policy and Advocacy Committee, and has been a speaker and panelist at the World Association of Medical Editors International Conference. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of East London and currently resides in North London with his wife, Allison.