Liz Ferguson

Liz Ferguson is Senior Vice President of Wiley’s global Research Publishing organization. With more than 20 years experience in STM publishing, she defines and leads Wiley’s publishing strategy. She is responsible for teams managing nearly 2,000 journals, working with our society partners and editors, developing open access strategy and wider open research efforts, and implementing new operational standards for editorial workflows including in research integrity and publishing ethics.

Prior to this role, Liz was VP, Open Research from 2018-2021. She led open access strategy for Wiley including development of transformative business models, external engagement, and open publishing policies across Wiley and the newly acquired Hindawi. From 2015-2018 she was VP, Editorial Development, setting subject and journal development strategy across Wiley’s global program, led the development of Wiley’s open data strategy from 2013-2015, and from 2008-2013 was responsible for Wiley’s journal program in biology. Before joining Wiley, Liz held Publisher and other editorial positions at various STM publishing companies including Blackwell, Wolters Kluwer and Thomson Science.

Liz is currently a member of the STM Association Board and of the Royal Society’s Publishing Board, as well as being a frequent speaker and chair at industry and academic meetings. She has previously been Chair of the Academic Publishers Council of the Publishers Association, a member of the Royal Society’s Publishing Board, and of the Academic Publishing in Europe Program Committee. She also served two terms on the Board of Dryad, participated in the Universities UK OA Efficiencies Working Group, and was a member of the Organizing Committee of the OASPA Conference on Scholarly Publishing from 2013-2018.