James Testa joined Thomson Reuters (then ISI) in 1983. From 1983 through 1996 he managed the publisher relations department and was directly responsible for building and maintaining working relations with the over 3,000 international scholarly publishers whose journals are indexed by Thomson Reuters. In 1996, Mr. Testa was appointed the director of editorial development. In this position, he directed a staff of information professionals in the evaluation and selection of journals and other publication formats for coverage in the various Thomson Reuters products.
In 2007, he was named senior director, editorial development and publisher relations. In 2009, this position was reclassified as vice president. In this combined role he continues to build content for Thomson Reuters products and work to increase efficiency in communication with the international STM publishing community. He is a member of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and has spoken frequently on behalf of Thomson Reuters in the Asia Pacific region, South America, and Europe.