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Alexander Grossmann

Disciplines: Physics
Employment: Full Professor at HTWK University of Applied Sciences Leipzig
Education: Hochschule für Technik Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig
Orcid ID:   0000-0001-9169-5685
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Physicist; Associate Professor of Physics until 2001; Working in academic publishing industry (Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, De Gruyter) since 2001; Currently Professor of Publishing Management in Leipzig (DE) and founder of ScienceOpen (US/DE). I am interested in developing new methods of scholarly communication, open and post-publication peer review, open access.


HTWK University of Applied Sciences Leipzig (2013-07 to present)

Full Professor in Department of Media and Publishing

Leipzig, Sachsen

Walter de Gruyter GmbH (2009-06 to 2013-06)

Vice President Publishing

Berlin, Berlin

Springer Verlag GmbH (2008-05 to 2009-06)

Managing Director


Wiley Blackwell (2007 to 2008)

Publishing Director

Berlin, Berlin

Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH und Co KG (2001 to 2007)

Editorial Director in Physics, Materials Science & Mathematics

Berlin, Berlin

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (2000 to 2001)

Associate Professor (C3) in Physics Department

Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg

LMU Munich / MPQ (1996-05 to 1998-11)

PostDoc in Physics Dept.



Hochschule für Technik Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig, Department of Media Management (2013-07-01 to present)


Leipzig, Sachsen

Research Center Jülich , IGV (1993 to 1996)

Dr. rer. nat.


RWTH Aachen (1987 to 1993)

Diploma in Physics

Aachen, Germany