Tony Alves

FORCE11 Member since October 27, 2014
  • Organization/Institution: Scholarly Publishing Free Agent
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3979-2941
  • Twitter: @OccupySTM

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Tony Alves has worked in scholarly publishing since 1990, focusing on electronic publishing for almost thirty years, designing online learning products and workflow management software. Tony joined Aries Systems in 2001 to manage the development of the Editorial Manager. Previously he served as Publisher at HealthStream, Inc., and at SilverPlatter Education. Tony is involved in promoting industry standardization focused on system-to-system communications protocols and other industry shared services. He co-chairs the NISO MECA working group, and participates in the STM Image Manipulation Detection project, OASPA’s OA Switchboard, and DocMaps, an initiative to make peer review part of the scholarly record.

Tony is a member of several professional societies, such as the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), the International Society for Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), the International Association of STM Publishers (STM), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and FORCE11. For CSE, Tony has served as Treasurer, participates on the Program Committee, has served on various task forces, and has written for the CSE publication Science Editor. For ISMTE he has served on the Industry Advisory Board, on the Asian-Pacific annual meeting committee, and has written articles for their publication EON. For SSP he chaired the website redesign task force. 

Tony has organized, moderated and/or presented many sessions, often on industry standards, such as ORCID, CRediT, Funder ID, organizational IDs, JATS and BITS. Tony’s Twitter handle, @OccupySTM, is well known because of his live-tweeting at industry conferences.