A new addition to our team of Editorial Community Managers
Community engagement is essential for publishers to achieve their mission of delivering excellent journals. Without this interaction, it’s impossible to respond to researchers’ needs, or to move with the times as priorities change.
For this reason, I feel extremely lucky to work at the interface of publishing and research as an Editorial Community Manager at Hindawi. Focusing on the biological sciences titles, my role will primarily involve engaging with our hard-working Editorial Boards to ensure that we are providing the necessary support and delivering high-quality service.
I’m also keen to be involved in providing a first-class service for our authors. As an Open Access publisher, we consider one of our key roles to be disseminating research to a large audience for optimum impact. I will be working on projects to increase the visibility of research through social media and other channels of communication.
I come to Hindawi with 6 years’ experience in scientific publishing. After receiving my Biomedical Sciences degree from the University of Manchester, UK, I started as a Commissioning Editor at the Future Science Group. I then moved into my first community engagement role at BioMed Central, where I managed the development of the genetics, genomics and bioinformatics portfolio for almost 5 years and learned a great deal about Open Access.
Through working closely with Editorial Board Members in my previous roles I’ve had the opportunity to listen to their needs and ideas. I look forward to collaborating with the Hindawi journal Editors so that we can drive their journals forward and achieve goals such as inclusion in the Science Citation Index. I will also be out in the field attending scientific conferences to meet with our Editorial Boards and communities.
At Hindawi we are committed to innovating academic publishing through projects such as publisher partnerships to transition subscription journals to Open Access. I’m excited to be part of Hindawi’s evolution as one of the world leaders in Open Access.
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