From bench scientist to scientific editor

This talk will describe the role and responsibilities of a scientific editor, outline additional careers within scientific publishing, and discuss pathways and tips to entering the publishing industry.


photo of Dr Victoria Richards

Dr Victoria Richards is Chief Editor of Communications Chemistry ā€” an open access Nature Portfolio journal that launched in 2018. Victoria obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2013, with research experience in the fields of metal-organic frameworks, surface self-assembly, molecular magnetism and main group chemistry. Victoria began her editorial career working on ChemComm and Chemical Science at the Royal Society of Chemistry, before moving to Nature Communications in 2016, where she managed the inorganic, materials and physical chemistry team. Victoria became Chief Editor of Communications Chemistry in September 2019.

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