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Eric Merkel-Sobotta joins Taylor & Francis Group as SVP Communications and External Affairs

Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce that Eric Merkel-Sobotta will join the organisation on the 15th April, as Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs.

Merkel-Sobotta has extensive experience in the Scholarly Publishing industry, having previously headed up Corporate Relations, Communications and External Affairs functions at Springer, Elsevier and De Gruyter. His appointment adds strength to Taylor & Francis’ Senior Leadership team at a point when a wide range of stakeholders, including funders, publishers, scholarly societies, policy makers and researchers are converging to help drive and shape the future of scholarly communications.

Leon Heward-Mills, MD Researcher Services says of his appointment, “We are delighted to have Eric join our team. As scholarly communications evolve and adapt to meet the needs of 21st century researchers and to make use of a rapidly expanding range of digital tools we are working with an expanding range of stakeholders. From his base in Berlin, Eric will be well positioned to lead this strategic function, as well as to engage with a wide range of European partners as we work together to reframe how publishers support research.”