Vice President Emeritus, Editorial Development & Publisher Relations, Clarivate Analytics
Vice President Emeritus
Editorial Development & Publisher Relations
James Testa joined Clarivate Analytics (then ISI) in 1983. From 1983 through 1996 he managed the Publisher Relations Department and was directly responsible for building and maintaining working relations with the over three thousand international scholarly publishers whose journals are indexed by Thomson Reuters. In 1996 Mr. Testa was appointed the Director of Editorial Development. In this position he directed a staff of information professionals in the evaluation and selection of journals and other publication formats for coverage in the various Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuters) products. In 2007 he was named Senior Director, Editorial Development & Publisher Relations. In 2009 this position was reclassified as Vice President. In this combined role he continued to build content for Clarivate products and worked to increase efficiency in communication with the international STM publishing community. He is a member of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and has spoken frequently on behalf of Clarivate Analytics in the Asia Pacific region, South America, and Europe.
In February, 2013 Mr. Testa assumed the role of VP Emeritus Editorial Development & Publisher Relations. In this role he continues to represent Clarivate to the international scholarly publishing community in support of the Web of Science Journal Selection Process with emphasis on maintaining and developing the high quality editorial content for which the Web of Science is known in the world.