Research Square, parent company of AJE, appoints Rachel Burley as President

Research Square, the parent company of American Journal Experts and a mission-driven business focused on supporting researchers with publication, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Burley as President, effective September 16, 2019. Rachel Burley has spent more than eighteen years in senior roles in the publishing industry and joins Research Square from Springer Nature, where she was VP and Publishing Director for the BMC Group of journals before becoming VP Open Publishing Innovations in 2019. Prior to that, Rachel served as VP Open Access at Wiley.

In her new role, Burley will oversee both the newly launched Research Square preprint platform and American Journal Experts (AJE).  She will report to Shashi Mudunuri, Founder and CEO of Research Square. “Research Square is a progressive presence in our industry, known for innovations that make publishing research faster and better,” said Burley. “I am honored to join the company and to work with its many talented people as we continue to create next generation communication solutions for researchers.”

Shashi Mudunuri, CEO and Founder of Research Square says, “We are fortunate to add an experienced and creative leader of Rachel’s caliber. She will help us achieve our next phase of growth, and I am excited to partner with her.”

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American Journal Experts (AJE), a division of Research Square, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Our team of PhDs, who are former researchers and publishing industry professionals, truly understand the importance of communicating research and results to a global audience. By helping researchers publish their work more quickly, we accelerate the pace of discovery and career advancement. For more information on our services and partnership opportunities, visit

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