Building author enterprises through publishing solutions

About James

A Call to Publishing

A publishing career

James Davidson's vision is to help authors build their profiles and leverage their intellectual capital into their own small (micromedia) enterprise to benefit our world through ground-up disruption.

Recognising the empowering capacities of design thinking, knowledge engineering and intelligent networks, James wishes to help authors in any field to achieve the most appropriate publishing outcome for their professional and personal objectives.

In particular, James helps post-graduate students with their publishing strategy and action plan (with independent coaching in the design, preparation, journal selection, submission, peer review and revision process) for publication of their research outcomes.

James has worked in senior editorial, sales, marketing, acquisition, publishing and regional director positions from 1976 with Elsevier (Amsterdam), AMPCo (Medical Journal of Australia), Butterworths (Reed LexisNexis), McGraw-Hill, HarperCollins, Pearson Professional, Thomson Reuters and Sage Publications (Sydney). In early 2000, recognising an exponential migration to global database publishing, James registered eContent Management (Scholarly Publishing for the Professions) to serve scholarly and professional societies in Australia and New Zealand, when many were considering closing their society journals. In early 2015, James transferred his small company's eleven health and social science research journals and Verdant House book list to the UK Informa Group (Routledge/ Taylor & Francis).

With degrees in molecular biology and ecology, informatics, and science and society, James established Your Publishing Profile under eContent Management's auspices in early 2018 to serve authors at any stage of the publishing process.

eContent Management founder James Davidson and Innovation Centre CEO Mark Paddenburg reflect on eContent's time at the IC following the successful transfer of his business in 2015. Produced by Innovate Media.


  • MSciSoc, University of NSW – History & Philosophy of Science (Thesis: Necessary conditions, nodes and linkages for technology transfer and diffusion)

  • Grad Dip Informatics, NOVI Amsterdam (in Dutch)

  • MA Qual – Flinders University – Philosophy

  • BSc – University of Adelaide – Molecular Biology & Ecology

  • Commonwealth Advanced Education Scholarship – St Peter's College

Report, Grants, Award

Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South East Queensland (Regional Development Australia, Sunshine Coast, 2013; co-authored with Bronwyn Buksh)
Industry Development Scheme Grants to design and implement online peer review and manuscript tracking systems (QIDS, 2004, 2006)
Finalist in The Premier's Export Awards (QLD, 2003)

Activities & Affiliations

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce(FRSA)
Adjunct Fellow, Faculty of Arts & Business, and Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia
Executive Director, Life Artistry Centre – Melbourne. Australia
Principal, Your Publishing Profile – Melbourne, Australia
Hon. Treasurer, C G Jung Society Melbourne (est 1962), Melbourne
Previous: FAMS, AFAIM, MAICD, MAHRI, MCAL. Boards (other): Australian Publishers Association – Scholarly Journals Committee, Maleny & District Credit Union (Chair, 2006), International Society for Pedagogies & Learning, Barung Landcare Association, Hinterland Business Centre, InPlayers International Theatre Amsterdam.


IT as Innovation Driver: a publishing industry case study (1976 – 2016) (SCU, 2014)
Cross-cultural management: root and branch in the international publishing industry (2013)
Leveraging your PhD: article, impact factor & journal selection strategy (2012)
The Author in an Electronic Age (Australian Society of Authors, 1993)
Role of Marketing in Publishing (Macquarie University, 1992)
Economics of Tertiary Publishing (Australian Publishers Association, 1991)
Introduction to SGML (Butterworths, 1990).
Removing risk to entry: Intellectual Property regulation and the Double Tax Agreement (Beijing, Shanghai, May 1989)
Transfer our knowledge, build our brand (International Tax Publishing Conference, Butterworths, 1988)

Contact us

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Work Summary


online ENTERPRISE development

acquisitions & east Asia Sales

college publishing

Professional publishing – medicine, law, tax & Accounting

international SCHOLARLY publishing


eContent management

Sage publications

Mcgraw-hill & harpercollins

thomson reuters, pearson financial times, reed elsevier, medical journal of australia 

elsevier SCIENCE Publishers – biomedical division amsterdam



director & regional SALES MANAGER

director & college publisher

consultant, FT law & tax publisher, Managing EDITOR – tax, AssocIATE editor MedICAL JOURNAL OF AustRalia

journals' manager, editorial section head, editor