Michael Willis

Senior Manager, Researcher Advocate

United Kingdom

After teaching Classics at secondary school and conducting postgraduate research in ancient history and literature, Michael Willis started his publishing career with CatchWord (later Ingenta) in processing and managing online journal content for STM publishers. He joined Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley) in 2005 as Editorial Services Manager, managing journal editorial offices in health sciences and a team of editorial assistants. In July 2014 he became Senior Manager, Peer Review, for all of Wiley’s in-house EMEA editorial offices, overseeing the development and implementation of peer review best practice across all disciplines and peer review models, and developing our relationship with offshore vendors supporting editorial offices. Since October 2019 he has been Researcher Advocate within Wiley’s Content Review team, promoting the work and functions of researchers as editors, peer reviewers and authors. Michael was President of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors in 2016-2017.