Careers in Science Publishing

Inglis, J. R. (March 2019) Careers in Science Publishing. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 11 (3). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1943-0264 (Electronic)

DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a032979


Publishing, particularly journal publishing, offers the chance to stay in contact with science and scientists and so appeals to people considering leaving the laboratory for another career. Professional editors of research journals review and select manuscripts for publication, negotiating as needed with authors and referees. Review journal editors commission articles on suitable topics and work with authors to shape manuscripts appropriately for the readership. Experienced individuals may advance to become a Managing Editor and further to a Publisher/Publishing Director position within a company or a not-for-profit organization, with responsibility for the business aspects of a publishing program. Would-be editors must be prepared to broaden their scientific knowledge, engage in person with community members, be tactful but firm in decision making, and work happily in the background. Evidence of a genuine interest in the communication of science beyond the usual writing and publishing of papers is necessary to compete successfully for entry positions.

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Communities: CSHL Press
Depositing User: Matthew Dunn
Date: 1 March 2019
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 20:08
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 16:19
PMCID: PMC6396332
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