Associate Director Research & Academic Relations
Areas of expertise: peer review, market research in scholarly publishing
Adrian has a range of experience having worked in publishing for 10 years. During the last 6 years his position in research has given him an unique opportunity to study the scholarly community. He has conducted research into author motivations and behaviour, peer review and most recently completed a study examining the core trends in scholarly publishing. He has presented on these topics at various conferences including the 2006 STM conferences held in Budapest and Frankfurt, the ICSTI Public Conference, Nancy France 2007
Adrian’s background is in archaeology with a B.A. degree and M.Sc from Leicester University, and he also has professional qualifications from the Market Research.
Quote: "There are many misconceptions about peer review, about it is purpose and efficacy. The reality is that it is most effective process at our disposal for ensuring that good research is published."
"Don't Judge Peer Review by its Occasional failings" - Guardian.co.uk Science blog post, April 15, 2008
"Is Peer Review in Crisis?" - Perspectives in Publishing No 2 (.pdf)
"Journal Futures: Researcher Behavior at Early Internet Maturity" - 2006 UKSG Annual Conference Presentation, University of Warwick (.pdf)
"Opportunities in Network Publishing: the deliberate and the unintended consequences of the advance of e-scholarly communication" - 2006 STM Frankfurt Conference
Sense About Science's Voice of Young Science Workshops, June 2006 and May 2007.