Between you and Evil Reviewer #2:
Being an Editor
Editors are the first line of screening for our papers, but – before – they were postdocs, too. How do you become an editor? Is it a full time job or something you can do on the side? In this panel, we will gather editors from different journals of the Elsevier and Springer groups at different stages of their careers, as well as scientists that serve as editors, still pursuing active research. In the conversation, we will learn how they became editors and what does actually entails in the day-to-day this type of job..
Dr. Jiaying Tan is a Senior Scientific Editor at Cell. She earned her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pathology in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2012, before moving to the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Shanghai to conduct postdoctoral research in cancer biology. She joined the Cell editorial team in 2013. During the past few years, she has also served as a consulting editor at Cell Reports, and the acting Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Haematology from July 2018 to January 2019.
Pengfei is the editor of Trends in Parasitology, Cell Press' monthly reviews journal covering everything about parasites. After spending his childhood on the grassland in the Inner Mongolia region, Pengfei studied marine biology on the east coast of China and parasitology in Germany before joining Cell Press in May 2018. Since he has just transferred his career from lab to scientific publishing, he is happy to share the experience to other young scientists.
Angela Eggleston performed her doctoral work on the biochemistry of DNA repair with Dr Stephen Kowalczykowski, and continued her research on DNA repair as a Burroughs-Wellcome Hitchings-Elion fellow in post-doctoral positions with Drs Stephen West and Fred Alt. She then moved into science publishing, as an Associate Editor at Nature Cell Biology, as a Senior Editor at Cell/Molecular Cell/Developmental Cell, and finally as a Senior Editor and Biology Team Leader at Nature, where she has been since 2003
Richard is a Professor of Biology at Boston University with a specialization in plant ecology, conservation, and climate change. He is the author of two widely used conservation biology textbooks; local co-authors have helped to produce 36 translations of these books with local examples. For nine years, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biological Conservation, and is currently an editor. His research has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Geographic, and other publications, and he is often interviewed on National Public Radio.