What does trustworthy peer review look like?

23 September 2020 14:00-15:00, United Kingdom

Join us to discuss what trustworthy peer review looks like and how we build a healthy peer review ecosystem.
Peer review is a cornerstone of scholarly publishing, and plays a critical role in upholding the quality and integrity of the scientific literature.  But what does trustworthy peer review look like, and how do we all contribute to building a healthy peer review ecosystem? 
In this webinar you will hear from Associate Editors and others as we discuss:
  • Increasing peer review transparency
  • Ensuring fairness and rigour in peer review
  • Inclusion & diversity in peer review
  • Differing peer review models
  • What does the future hold for peer review?
Dr Nicola Nugent, Publishing Manager, Quality and Ethics, RSC, United Kingdom

Dr Nicola Nugent is Publishing Manger, Quality & Ethics at the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she is the strategic lead for quality and impact across journals and books. She has responsibility for the journals peer review strategy, as well as publishing ethics, and inclusion & diversity in publishing. Nicola has over 15 years’ experience in STM publishing in a variety of operational and strategic roles, with an editorial focus. She has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.

Dr Richard Kelly, Executive Editor of ChemComm, RSC, United Kingdom

Dr Richard Kelly carried out his undergraduate and post graduate education at University of Liverpool, UK, obtaining his PhD studying lanthanide catalysis under Professor Helen Aspinall. He joined the Royal Society of Chemistry’s editorial staff in 2004 and became Executive Editor of the RSC’s organic chemistry journals – including Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry and Natural Product Reports – in 2010. He is now Executive Editor of ChemComm and ChemSocRev.

Professor Beatriz Jurado Sánchez, Outstanding Reviewer of RSC Advances 2018, Spain

Professor Beatriz Jurado Sánchez is Professor (Ramón y Cajal program) in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) since 2017. She received her PhD in chemistry from the University of Cordoba in 2009.
She has co-authored over 60 scientific papers, several book chapters and is currently supervising 5 PhD students, 2 Master students and many undergraduate students. Her research has been highlighted on the cover of Andewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemical Science and Analytical Chemistry. She has served as a reviewer in many international journals including ACS Nano, Nanoscale, Advanced Materials, Small, Materials Horizons, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Andewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal and Advanced Functional Materials. She has been recognized as an “Outstanding Reviewer” on RSC Advances.

Professor Natalie Stingelin, Editor-in-Chief of JMC C and Materials Advances, United States

Professor Natalie Stingelin is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances. She was an Associate Editor of npj Flexible Electronics from the Nature Publishing Group; she is also on the Advisory Boards of Chemistry of Materials, ACS Macro Letters, ACS Materials Letters and Macromolecules, Advanced Functional Materials, Polymer Crystallization and Polymer Physics B, as well as Polymer Chemistry.
She is a Full Professor of Materials Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is the Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech. She has been elected to the class of 2019 MRS Fellows, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2012. She was awarded, among other things, a Chaire Internationale Associée by the Excellence Initiative of the Université de Bordeaux in 2016, the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining's Rosenhain Medal and Prize in 2014, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Award for Visiting Scientists in 2015. She has published >180 papers in the area of organic electronics & photonics, bioelectronics, physical chemistry of organic functional materials, and smart inorganic/organic hybrid systems.

Professor Sandeep Verma, Associate Editor of ChemComm, India

Professor Sandeep Verma is a Professor of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and is currently serving as the Secretary, SERB, New Delhi. He obtained Ph.D. from University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, and subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions and Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, and affiliated faculty at Center for Nanoscience and Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur. His research interests are in the areas of chemical biology, antimicrobial resistance, and bioinspired materials. He is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Goyal Prize, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award, B. M. Birla Science Prize, and more recently, the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Banaras Hindu University (2020). He is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences, India. He is an Associate Editor for Chemical Communications.
''Chemical Communications offers a very fast, high-quality peer-review process. As an Associate Editor, I strive to select experts in the area of submitted manuscript, and ensure incisive and scholarly reviews from the reviewers to make a final decision.''

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