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is Executive Editor at Wiley's Global Research division, where she manages a portfolio of high-profile journals in the life sciences published on behalf of leading international scholarly societies. Prior to joining Wiley, Julia was Senior Acquisitions Editor at Oxford University Press, where she oversaw the Press's digital and scholarly reference publishing program in the humanities, with a focus on literature, religion, philosophy, and cinema and media studies. Her work in publishing has focused on designing strategies for publishing and disseminating scholarship digitally. She has led initiatives to improve access to scholarship globally and to promote diversity in the creation of knowledge. Kostova regularly speaks and writes on the changing landscape of publishing, scientific knowledge and literature. Kostova is a member of the Finance Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the leading industry organization.


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Patrick H. Alexander is the director of The Pennsylvania State University Press. Involved in academic publishing for more than 30 years, he has served on the advisory boards for Project Muse, Purdue University Press, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the International Catacomb Society, and Qatar University Press. Alexander is a member of the publications committee for the American Schools of Oriental Research and is the institutional representative for the AAU/ARL/AUP Task Force on Open Access Monograph Publishing (now called TOME). He completed in June 2018 three-years of service on the executive board of the AUP. In 2019 he began a three-year term as a director on the Council of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (UK). He is the editor of two books, and he has also written or presented for The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, the Society of Biblical Literature, STM-US, Inside Higher Ed, the Journal of Electronic Publishing, the Scholarly Kitchen (blog), and Against the Grain. In 2017–2018 he worked with Qatar University to establish a university press on the Doha, Qatar, campus. Developing business models for arts and humanities publishing that promote both access and sustainability and integrate new forms of technology figure prominently in Alexander’s professional objectives. In 2019 he will publish, along with Dr. Julia Kostova of Wiley Publishing, The ATS Guide to Religious and Theological Publishing: Building a Scholarly Career.