Sara is responsible for developing PLOS' new business growth strategy by identifying and developing new business and partner opportunities focusing on libraries, institutions, societies, other publisher and service providers, and other geographies and sectors currently unexplored by PLOS.
A member of the PLOS leadership team, Sara has led the effort to build out PLOS' partnerships with institutions globally, including launching PLOS first non-APC-based business models in 2020: Flat Fees and PLOS Community Action Publishing (CAP). The doubling of PLOS international customer base in less than year was the result of extensive consultation with libraries and consortia to understand their needs and challenges during and post-COVID as well as their expectations for transparency and collaboration.
In May 2021, Sara was part of the team that launched PLOS' newest model, PLOS Global Equity, to experiment with new approaches to addressing geographic inequity for three new PLOS titles, and in September 2021, PLOS co-won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing award for the PLOS Community Action Publishing effort.
In addition to leading of the Partnerships team and collaborating cross functionally on the PLOS leadership team, she is active industry-wide as a member of the SSP Board of Directors and consults for the SPA-OPS work from Plan S and COUNTER and their work around native OA usage status.
At Digital Science Sara managed business development, sales strategy and thought leadership for Altmetric in the Americas while also taking on team lead responsibilities for these same areas with Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform.