Director of Research
Areas of Expertise: impact factors; the role of published papers in the research assessment exercise; journal pricing
Mayur has conducted many studies on the scientific publishing system, and on evidence-based techniques for measuring both its impact and understanding the role of publishing on research and teaching. His work also seeks to understand how scientific publishing can better meet the differing expectations of researchers, authors and academics -issues on which he has published articles in specialist journals and delivered conference presentations.
His deep knowledge of the scholarly publishing industry, acquired during 25 years, have made him an authoritative commentator on this dynamic and fast-changing sector, and a regular contributor to industry debates and policy-formation exercises. By training a scientist (with a degree in Biochemistry and Toxicology), Mayur conducted research in the energy industry (Shell) before moving into scientific publishing, first with Pergamon then with Elsevier.
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