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Michael Alexander

European Society of Cardiology
Head of Publications
Starting at National Opinion Polls in market research before moving to France in 1998, I became the European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) webmaster, delivering our first Content Management System website in 2003. The print to electronic content transition meant it was a natural move to our publishing programme. In 2004, I became the ESC’s Head of Publications with a portfolio of seven journals and one textbook. Today, that portfolio has grown to 13 journal titles (including the leading cardiology and cardiovascular system title, the European Heart Journal), 15 books (our flagship title won the 2019 BMA Award for best book in cardiology) and another 2 journals and 5 books in the pipeline. Having just celebrated 20 years at the ESC, more than ever I find the ongoing publishing industry changes both challenging and exciting.