All good things come in threes – introducing our newest Editorial Community Manager

Dr Sarah Theissen joins the ECM Team | Hindawi Blog

All good things come in threes, or so the saying goes. From fairytales to movies, “the rule of three” in writing suggests that things that come in threes are funnier or more effective than any other number of things. As it is our aim to support and engage with our Editorial Board members as effectively as possible, my appointment as the third Editorial Community Manager will drive towards achieving this goal.

I come to Hindawi with over 10 years of experience in biomedical research and 3 years of working in various publishing roles. After receiving my Bachelor in Applied Biosciences from Cork Institute of Technology, I embarked upon a PhD in Endocrine Oncology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. I then conducted my postdoctoral studies in a breast cancer research lab at Baylor College of Medicine for two years, before deciding to leave the lab and move into the world of scientific publishing.

I joined the Open Access publisher BioMed Central as Deputy Publishing Services Manager in 2014. There, I was responsible for training and managing a team of Editorial Assistants, as well as working on projects to support the wider publishing department. Eventually, I moved into the editorial department to work as a Senior Journal Development Editor on a small cluster of oncology and cancer research journals. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with Editorial Board members was an integral part of my job. In 2016, I joined F1000 as a Communications Officer, where I was responsible for identifying and promoting research content via their blog network and social media channels.

One of my main goals is to build close relationships with our Editorial Board members as well as wider research communities. With that in mind, I am busy planning and scheduling upcoming conference attendances to meet with them in person to discuss their needs and implement solutions.

I am thrilled to be joining Hindawi at this exciting time and can’t wait to work closely with our editorial community to increase their journals’ visibility and impact.

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