Rachel Burley

Rachel Burley has been a leader in the research communications and open science space for more than 20 years. She is currently the Chief Publications Officer for the American Physical Society, publisher of the prestigious Physical Review family of journals. Her background in publishing and product development has pushed leading-edge trends in scientific, technical, and medical publishing and developing new products, platforms, services, and business models. 

Prior to joining the APS, Rachel was President of Research Square, a company developing innovative software and high-quality services for the global research community. Before Research Square, she was with Springer Nature, where she was VP and Publishing Director for the BMC Group of more than 500 open-access journals, which included the Springer Open portfolio. Rachel was also VP and Director of Open Access at Wiley, where she led the strategic planning and development of Wiley’s first open access initiatives.