David Parsons has fifteen years of experience in scholarly and textbook publishing at a number of publishers, including Springer, Elsevier, and McGraw-Hill. He was previously the Publisher of Data in Brief, a peer-reviewed data journal. A data scientist himself, he has been involved in the promotion of research elements publishing for many years, and has given countless workshops on scholarly authorship and data sharing. He is currently the Head of B2B Marketing at Digital Science, where he drives customer value in Digital Science's suite of researcher products. He live in New York City with his dog, Roxy.