American Psychological Association Appoints Jasper Simons Publisher of APA's PsycINFO Publishing Program

The American Psychological Association has appointed publishing executive Jasper Simons to lead its growing PsycINFO® and APA database program as publisher, PsycINFO.

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association has appointed publishing executive Jasper Simons to lead its growing PsycINFO

®

and APA database program as publisher, PsycINFO.

"We are very pleased that Jasper Simons has joined the APA publishing program," said Gary R. VandenBos, PhD, APA publisher. "He is a seasoned professional with a wide range of experience in science, technical and medical publishing in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. His knowledge and skills will bring new dimensions to our business development strategy.”

APA currently produces seven databases: PsycARTICLES

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, PsycBOOKS

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, PsycINFO, PsycTHERAPY

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, PsycTESTS

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, PsycCRITIQUES

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and PsycEXTRA

®

.

Simons has been involved in science, technical and medical publishing (print and online products), project management and business development for his entire career. Most recently, he was vice president, product and marketing strategy, for Thomson Reuters. He also served as director of special markets for SAGE Publishing, responsible for launching innovative database products for the lobbying and political advocacy markets. Before that, Simons served as vice president/publisher for CIG Media Group, a medical oncology publisher, overseeing editorial production and sales and marketing for a broad range of medical oncology subspecialties.

Simons holds an MA in political science from the University of Amsterdam.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.