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Journal Editor: A scientist on the other side of publishing

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One deals with them with every publication, but who thinks of the job of an editor as a career opportunity for former researchers? Dr Matteo Cavalleri moved from a postdoc position to Wiley-VCH and will describe his motivation to do so.

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Journal Editor: A scientist on the other side of publishing

  1. 1. •  Native of Como, Italy •  M.S. @ University of Milan –  Erasmus in Valencia, Spain •  Ph.D. @ Stockholm University –  Thesis “Local structure of hydrogen-bonded liquids” •  Postdoc @ FHI-MPG, Berlin –  Theory Department –  Surface science, catalysis •  Editor, Wiley-VCH –  Office, Berlin F-hain –  physica status solidi (pss) •  19 published papers –  Science, JCP, J. Cat., pss, … –  h-index: 12
  2. 2. Stefan
Hildebrandt 
 Managing
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  3. 3. •  Manage peer-review, pre-screen manuscripts •  Take the editorial decision over manuscripts •  Communicate with the scientic community
  4. 4. •  Manage peer-review, pre-screen manuscripts •  Take the editorial decision over manuscripts •  Communicate with the scientic community •  Invite authors for feature/review articles •  Write contents for news portals, web 2.0. •  Organize/Plan topical issues with Guest Editors •  Visiting scientits at lab/conferences •  Communicate with Editorial Board •  Assemble issue (with Production Editor) –  Cover layout –  Editorials, extra contents (news, call for papers, meeting calendar, ...)
  5. 5. •  12 months •  Opportunity of fixed employment •  Salary equivalent to a PostDoc •  Peer-review / Technical Editor •  Training in all aspects of publishing –  Marketing, Sales –  Content Management, Production –  Accounting, Financing •  Positions advertised –  Pro-physik.de/ MaterialsViews.com –  Wiley-vch.de –  NatureJobs, …
  6. 6. •  Technical/Copy Editor (passion for language) •  Publisher/Publishing Editor (after some more experience) •  Production Editor (scientific background less critical) •  Book Commissioning Editor •  Web Editor (pro-physik.de, materialsviews.com, ….)
  7. 7. •  It’s a job at the “center of science” –  Not in the “lab rat” sort of way, though –  Entrusted the knowledge of entire disciplines –  Contact with the scientific community •  Offers possibility of professional growth (It’s a career) •  There are not so many positions in publishing –  But there are always opportunities, seek them •  It may be the place for you if you… –  are passionate for science communication –  recognize the importance of publishing in the scientific process –  are curious about a wide range of scientific topics and disciplines •  English is the language of science –  Publishing is not restricted to native speakers anymore –  But you must be fluent in communicating science with it

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