Jennifer Gibson

FORCE11 Member since May 3, 2017


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Jennifer is Head of Open Research Communication for eLife, a non-profit and research funder-backed initiative to transform science publishing and research culture. In eight years with eLife, she has worked with scientists, funders, publishers, developers and others to explore fresh paths toward accelerating science through open research communication and open-technology innovation. As part of the core team behind the launch of the eLife journal and setting the eLife strategy, Jennifer’s responsibilities have included the eLife brand and message, editorial and early-career community management, raising the profile of the journal, marketing eLife’s open-source publishing suite, and recruiting new partners to the eLife initiative. Prior to eLife, Jennifer contributed to education, collaboration, and policy development in support of open access as Director of Programs for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). In earlier years, she led marketing and public relations for academic publishers and nonprofit organizations.

Jennifer is also a member of the OASPA Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Athabasca University – both in Canada.

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