Colette Bean200Colette E. Bean, MA
Chief Publishing Officer

Colette E. Bean, MA, is APS’ chief publishing officer overseeing the Society’s publishing division, which includes all 15 APS journals and the launch of the newest APS journal, Function.

Bean comes to APS from John Wiley & Sons—one of the oldest and largest scholarly publishing companies in the world—where she spent over 25 years serving in a variety of roles. She most recently served as vice president and society publishing director for the U.S. In this role, Bean oversaw the management of more than 350 society-owned journals spanning the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Before that, she served as publishing director for life, earth and environmental science journals. Bean first joined Wiley in 1992, where her previous roles included executive editor, publisher and associate publishing director. During her career, she has collaborated with numerous societies to successfully launch new subscription and open access journals. She also previously served as chair on the executive committee for the professional and scholarly publishing division of the American Association of Publishers.