Cell Press CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Cell Emilie Marcus to pursue new career at UCLA


Cambridge, MA, 19 December 2017

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that Emilie Marcus, the CEO of Cell Press and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cell, has after a long and distinguished career decided to move on to a new role at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Cell Press is one of Elsevier’s flagship brands and has grown tremendously in volume, quality and influence under Dr. Marcus’ 20 years of leadership.

“As much as we regret to see Emilie leave, we celebrate the great legacy she leaves behind,” said Dr. Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Journals division. Emilie has driven technological innovations that help accelerate scientific advancement, including Article of the Future, Figure 360, STAR Methods and Sneak Peak. During her time at Cell Press, Emilie has contributed to the growth from four journals, when she joined, to 38 journals today, and was actively involved in developing the Trends brand as well as several society partnerships. Under her leadership Cell Press has evolved into an all-science publisher by successfully launching Cell Press’ first physical sciences journal Chem, its first interdisciplinary journal iScience and energy journal Joule. She also launched one of Elsevier’s first highly successful gold open access journals, Cell Reports. Meanwhile, Emilie maintained Cell’s position as the most sought-after journal in the biomedical sciences.

Moving on to a role as Executive Strategy Officer at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Emilie will be working with the Dean, the new medical school leadership team and the hospital leadership team to deliver on an ambitious vision: to align biomedical research, graduate and medical education, and clinical practice across the UCLA Health system in support scientific discovery and optimized patient care and outcomes.

Emilie will remain with Cell Press until the middle of February, 2018. Elsevier has initiated the steps to ensure business and journal continuity, while searching for new leadership.

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