JOURNAL PUBLISHER, MATERIALS SCIENCE, ELSEVIER LTD.
Elsevier is the world-leading scientific publishing company, with almost 25% market share across most fields within science, technology and medicine. Although researchers interact with the publishing industry on a daily basis, when using databases to seek for papers to support their own research or when trying to get their articles published, yet the internal mechanisms of scientific publishing are usually quite obscure to researchers and more generally to the scientific community.
Since 2005, I have authored more than 65 peer-reviewed research articles and reviewed about 50 for more than 15 journals. I have written the first monograph on atom probe tomography in more than 10 years, have given more than half a dozen invited talks, chaired sessions at international conferences and workshops, and have given invited lectures and seminars in major universities in China, the USA, France, Germany, and Japan. So I have some ideas of the idiosyncrasies of scientific publishing from both perspectives that I hope to share with you.
During this presentation, I will aim to throw light on our roles within the scientific research community that range from article filtering by the editors, quality-insurance via peer-review, dissemination and enabling access via Sciencedirect and databases such as Scopus. This general presentation will be followed by an interactive, Q&A session that will enable me to dwell on the aspects of interest and provide an opportunity for the audience to give feedback and express their expectations.
After a PhD at the frontier between physics and materials science in France (University of Rouen, 2006) focused on developing the pulsed laser atom probe microscope, I have successively been a research scientist at The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis at The University of Sydney (Australia), a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Materials of the University of Oxford (UK), a research scientist at The University of Sydney (again) on a joint position with the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, and finally an assistant professor at McMaster University in Canada for a few months. I moved into my role of Publisher at Elsevier Ltd. in Dec. 2012.