Mike Rossner

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Mike Rossner
Photo of Rossner at a June 2013 White House event
Nationality American
Known for Advocacy for open-access scholarly publishing

Mike Rossner is a United States-based advocate for academic journal publishing reform and open access. He was the director of the Rockefeller University Press from December, 2006 to May, 2013.


In 1997 Rossner became editor of the Journal of Cell Biology.[1] On December 1, 2006 he became director of The Rockefeller University Press and became interim editor of the Journal of Cell Biology until his replacement was hired.[1]

In July 2009 Rossner was awarded as a SPARC Innovator by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.[2]


Rossner is one of the organizers of Access2Research.[3]

He is a supporter of open-access mandates.[4]


  1. ^ a b Brown, Talley Henning (23 March 2007). "Mike Rossner takes the helm at The Rockefeller University Press". Benchmarks. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Jennifer McLennan (2 July 2009). "A voice for change from within the publishing establishment: Mike Rossner honored as latest SPARC innovator (SPARC)". Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  3. ^ David Dobbs (2012-05-25). "Open-Science Geeks Invite Obama Onto Roller Coaster". Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  4. ^ Richard Poynder (2012-03-28). "Open and Shut?: RUP’s Mike Rossner: Doing what’s right". Retrieved 2012-05-28.