September 19, 2019

Research Square Company Appoints Rachel Burley as President

Research Square Company, a mission-driven business focused on supporting researchers through preprint publication, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Burley as President, effective September 16, 2019. Rachel Burley has spent more than eighteen years in senior roles in the publishing industry and joins Research Square from Springer Nature, where she was VP and Publishing Director for the BMC Group of journals before becoming VP Open Publishing Innovations in 2019. Prior to that, Rachel served as VP Open Access at Wiley.

In her new role, Burley will oversee both the newly launched Research Square preprint platform and American Journal Experts (AJE). She will report to Shashi Mudunuri, Founder and CEO of Research Square. “Research Square is a progressive presence in our industry, known for innovations that make publishing research faster and better,” said Burley. “I am honored to join the company and to work with its many talented people as we continue to create next generation communication solutions for researchers.”

Shashi Mudunuri, CEO and Founder of Research Square Company says, “We are fortunate to add an experienced and creative leader of Rachel’s caliber. She will help us achieve our next phase of growth, and I am excited to partner with her.”

About Research Square Company

Research Square Company, a five-time INC 5000 award winner, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Through our industry leading preprint platform, Research Square, research promotion tools, and AJE’s comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation services, we are proud to have supported over 2.5 million authors in 192 countries since our founding in 2004. Across all sides of our business, our team of former researchers and publishing industry professionals truly understand the importance of sharing research results with the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement. 

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