Mathias Astell

After years working in HE colleges, Mathias moved into academic publishing in 2013, joining SAGE Publications. Since then he has worked in open access roles at Nature Publishing Group, Springer Nature, BMJ, Wiley and Hindawi with responsibility for helping to develop some of the world's largest and leading open access journals (including Scientific Reports, Scientific Data and BMJ Open). He is currently Chief Journal Development & Marketing Officer at Hindawi, helping to ensure authors, Editors, reviewers and readers receive the best possible service and experience across Hindawi's 230+ journals.

Throughout his career Mathias has been consistently involved in various elements of open science (primarily open access and open data) and also has a keen interest in metrics, author services and various other community-led initiatives.