Fred is Executive Editor for open-access journal publishing program Frontiers. He worked in environmental research before moving to the scientific-publishing business, and thanks to a number of projects that have also involved libraries, document repositories, data bases and open-access publishing initiatives, he has participated in many facets of the publishing revolution that is sweeping through academia.? Fredís studied in the USA and Switzerland, finishing with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University (Cambridge, USA); he subsequently worked at the CNRS (University of Bordeaux) and the EPFL (Lausanne). His career in publishing started with his appointment as manger of the Inorganic Chemistry Program of Elsevier Science (Lausanne) in 1996. Since then he has been founder of a start-up in publishing technology (FontisMedia SA, Lausanne); and publisher for a Swiss-based English-language University Press (EPFL Press). Fred has been Executive Editor at Frontiers since August 2013.