Tony Alves

FORCE11 Member since October 27, 2014


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Tony Alves has worked in STM publishing since 1990 and has focused on digital publishing for almost thirty years, designing online learning products and workflow management software. Tony is currently SVP of Product Management at HighWire Press, overseeing a suite of platform products that address the entire scholarly publishing infrastructure. Before that he served as Director of Product Management at Aries Systems, the leading provider of editorial workflow systems; Publisher at HealthStream, Inc., a provider of online educational tools for healthcare organizations; and at SilverPlatter Education, an early developer of multimedia products for physicians on CD-ROM and the Internet. Tony also worked at Harvard University, where he was an Assistant Managing Editor for the journal Circulation Research; and CV Mosby, assisting an Acquisitions Editor in the professional medical textbook department.

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 known because of his live-tweeting at industry conferences.