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Alexander Grossmann is Professor of Publishing Management at the University ofApplied Sciences (HTWK) in Leipzig. He studied Physics at the Technical University Aachen and did his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Research Center Julich 1996 before he left for a Post-Doc position in quantum optics at T. Hänsch's group in Munich. Until 2001 he was researcher and Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Tuebingen before he decided to join the publishing industry at Wiley-VCH and Wiley-Blackwell where he was responsible for their international publishing program in Physics until 2007. Before he got his academic appointment in Leipzig in 2013, Alexander Grossmann spent five years at Springer and De Gruyter as Managing Director and Vice President Publishing, respectively. In 2013 he founded the ScienceOpen research network platform.