The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named James Milne, Ph.D., president of the ACS Publications Division. He has served as acting president since September 2019, when Brian Crawford, Ph.D., retired.

Based in Oxford, U.K., Milne joined ACS in 2016. In his role as president, he will oversee the publication of the Society’s more than 60 peer-reviewed journals, a suite of eBooks, as well as the industry-leading weekly news periodical, Chemical & Engineering News. He also ensures the continued offering of high-quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, cutting-edge web and mobile delivery platforms and comprehensive open access options.

“Jim’s reputation for excellence extends far beyond ACS,” says ACS Executive Director and CEO Thomas Connelly Jr., Ph.D. “He has demonstrated creativity and vision, as well as a willingness for partnership and collaboration — skills that are essential as we continue to enhance our publication offerings to meet the needs of the scientific community.”

Prior to joining ACS, Milne held leadership positions at Wiley, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Elsevier. He currently serves as the chair of the Board of the International Association of STM Publishers and as the chair and spokesperson for the Coalition for Responsible Sharing.