As Chief Publishing Officer at the American Psychological Association (APA), Jasper Simons oversees a vast portfolio of psychological-related publishing offerings including journals, books, library databases and digital learning solutions. He is responsible for driving strategy, establishing editorial policies, producing content, developing products and overseeing the related sales and marketing services. APA is self-published and collaborates with several publishing industry leading partners to deliver products that drive value to the psychological community. With Jasper’s leadership, in 2019, APA’s Publishing performance was double the publishing industry’s average.
At APA, Jasper manages a team of almost 200 staff members. In recent years, he and his team have developed innovative new product lines that will ensure the future relevance of the association.
Jasper is on the boards of Crossref and the Association of American Publishers. He is also a member of the Standards & Technology Committee of the STM Association.
Jasper has 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing, working at leading publishing organizations such as Elsevier, SAGE Publications and Thomson Reuters.