Jasmin Lange

Jasmin Lange is Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, a medium-size humanities publisher founded in 1683. As first female member of the management board, she leads a team of 70 editorial staff and is responsible for Brill’s publishing strategy in the broadest sense of the word. She started her career at Brill in 2011 as Assistant Editor and later specialized as Director Business Development in M&A, licensing, and open access. Before joining Brill, she worked for Blackwell’s in the UK and an academic network based at the University of Edinburgh. She holds a PhD in book history from the University of Mainz and a master’s degree in business management. Since 2017 she is a member of the STM Policy and Advocacy Committee and in 2019 she was appointed co-opted member of the ALPSP Council. Originally from Germany, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Jasmin is an advocate for publishing excellence in the humanities and social sciences. She is committed to working with other stakeholders to improve the distinct publishing infrastructure for HSS communities. Having worked closely with many small and medium-size publishers, she values their community-driven ethos, flexibility, and innovative power. Preserving a diverse publishing landscape and improving the cooperation among all academic partners are two of her key aims for joining the STM Board. She promotes a fast, fair and transparent transition to open access for all research fields as set forth in her well-received Scholarly Kitchen article Plan S and Humanities Publishing.