From PhD to ... Science Journal Editor

The "From PhD to..." Seminar Series introduces success stories from in and outside academia. Professionals from various fields discuss challenges, benefits and motivations for different career paths in an open and informal atmosphere.

"From PhD to..." is open to everybody interested and is most relevant for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

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"From PhD to ... Science Journal Editor"

Dr. Barbara Santer, Managing Editor 'Marine Biology'
06 March 2017 | 16:00h

GEOMAR (West), large conference room, Düsternbrooker Weg 20


What does the daily work life of a managing science journal editor look like and what does it take to become one?
Barbara will talk about her experiences in the publishing process and reflect on her path from research fellow to consulting scientist to managing science journal editor

"After my Doctorate, I was a research fellow for 16 years. Then, I worked as a free-lance consultant for an environmental agency. In 2008 I joined the Editorial Board of the journal 'Marine Biology'.
My main duties and responsibilities as a managing editor are to preview submitted manuscripts, to advise and assist authors, reviewers and associate editors during manuscript processing and to check manuscripts before acceptance - basically 'Making sure (only) good manuscripts are published within a reasonable time frame'.
I have worked part time because of my children and I would like to encourage young researchers not to restrict life solely to a professional career."


Nina Bergmann ISOS Tel.: 49 431 880-4837