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Sara Rouhi

Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Washington DC
Sara Rouhi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PLOS focusing on developing new business models for sustainable, inclusive open access publishing. In 2020 she launched PLOS first collective action business model for highly selective publishing, PLOS Community Action Publishing, and has solicited over 50 partners from across the globe including consortia like the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Jisc, and CRKN. Her partnerships work focuses on collaborating with mission-aligned organizations to further PLOS’ open science mission. Before coming to PLOS in 2019, Sara managed business development at Digital Science for both the Altmetric and Dimensions platforms. She is involved in various volunteer and thought leadership capacities with ALPSP’s North American Steering Committee, SPA-OPS (Plan S), C4DISC and other industry associations. She was the recipient of the SSP's Emerging Leader award in 2015 and writes and speaks frequently on open access and diversity in scholarly communications. She's a comedian and improviser in Washington DC and tweets all things politics, open science, improv, and #scholcomm on Twitter @RouhiRoo.