Meredith is the VP of the Springer Nature open access journal portfolio. She has been with Springer Nature since 2014 and has held a number of editorial and publishing roles. She initially worked at the Nature research journal portfolio before moving into exclusively open access publishing. She has a passion for supporting access to the research literature and building journals that suit community needs. While not native to the BMC brand, she is delighted to be now working with this portfolio of progressive, researcher-focused journals.