England’s Emerald Publishing Names Teleen North American President

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Formerly at Wiley and its US$500 million subscription business, Terri Teleen becomes president of Emerald’s North American division.

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By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

Williams: ‘Commercial and Operational Strategy’
As Publishing Perspectives readers know, Emerald Publishing is an international research publisher based in Bingley, England, led by CEO Vicky Williams.

Williams today (April 28) has announced that she’s naming Terri Teleen—formerly Wiley’s senior director for strategic product management—as Emerald’s new president for North America.

At Wiley, Teleen’s remit meant that she was responsible for the strategy behind the company’s US$500 million subscription business. And prior to working with Wiley for 15 years, she was at Blackwell Publishing for  nine years.

Just a reminder for our regular readers, while most personnel announcements are not something we can carry because our international stance means there are so many of them being proposed to us, our key criteria for carrying such news are (1) an executive level position and (2) an internationally relevant role that may mean that professionals in our world readership will be influenced by the players involved.

Vicky Williams

In her new role as president with Emerald for its North American division, Teleen will report to Williams, joining the executive leadership team.

On the news of Teleen’s appointment, Williams is quoted today, saying, “Terris wealth of knowledge in commercial and operational strategy in the scholarly communication sector, including both subscription and open access models, will be invaluable as we continue to develop our publishing and services offerings.

Terri Teleen

“We look forward to the next exciting chapter for Emerald in North America.”

And Teleen calls Emerald “an independent publisher committed to supporting a more equitable, just, and healthy society.

“I look forward to working with the talented local team to support social science researchers and information scientists in North America.”

Media messaging today points out that Emerald is a signatory of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), developed in 2012 during the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco. DORA has become an international initiative covering many scholarly disciplines and stakeholders including funders, publishers, professional societies, institutions, and researchers. 

Emerald Publishing was commended for the Alison Morrison Diversity and Inclusivity Award in the Independent Publishers Guild’s (IPG) Independent Publishing Awards this year.


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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.