Sowmya Swaminathan

Sowmya steers editorial policy development, including policies and initiatives that advance transparency, integrity, open research practices and inclusion in scholarly publishing. 

She represents Nature and Springer Nature on multiple community and industry forums and collaborations, and most recently been involved in the development of The MDAR Framework, aligned minimum standards for transparent reporting and open research practices in the life sciences. 

Sowmya is the Chair of Springer Nature’s Research Publishing DEI Programme and a member of the Springer Nature DEI Council. She is a strong advocate of working in coalition with diverse stakeholders across the research ecosystem toward solutions that benefit the research community.