Emily Poznanski, current director of strategy at German academic publishing house De Gruyter, is to join Central European University Press as its new director next month.
Founded in 1993, the CEU Press publishes books and research studies from Central and Eastern Europe in English, covering humanities subjects and social sciences.
As strategic director, Poznanski helped develop De Gruyter’s Open Access policies and investment strategies, and worked with universities and funders worldwide to enable new partnerships for De Gruyter. She also contributed to policy developments across the Open Access landscape, especially in promoting humanities and social science interests. Before she worked at De Gruyter, Poznanski managed a team of editors, building a multi-disciplinary OA book and journal programme at the Polish digital start-up Versita (later bought by De Gruyter).
CEU president and rector Michael Ignatieff said: “Emily Poznanski brings a host of new skills and experience to CEU Press, especially in the area of Open Access. Under her guidance, we look forward to an expanded CEU Press continuing to impact on a new generation of scholars, policy makers and activists, and to a further era of engagement with, and support for the values of open societies everywhere.”
CEU Press’ executive chair Frances Pinter said:“I’m thrilled that someone with Emily’s talents and perspective is joining the CEU Press. Her vision, creativity and ability to deliver will be a great asset to the CEU Press and to CEU during a time of profound changes in scholarly communications and academic publishing.”
Poznanski will take up her new post on 15th February.