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Lucy Bradley-Springer, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine where she was the Principal Investigator and Director of the Mountain Plains AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Bradley-Springer is a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps, a past president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), a past member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is a member of the International Academy of Nurse Editors (INANE) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.


Brian Cody is co-founder and CEO of Scholastica, which is a peer review and Open Access platform for academic journals. He is a self-taught Ruby on Rails programmer, and began a PhD program in sociology at the University of Chicago - which he ultimately left to co-found Scholastica. Brian is an avid science fiction reader, and prefers decisions through defined process rather than power or politics.



Vicky Congdon has been a Senior Copyediting Coordinator at Sheridan Journal Services since 2012. She manages the journal copyediting services for several prestigious STEM societies and institutions, recruiting and overseeing SJS copyediting vendors and independent contractors to ensure quality. Prior to this position, she was an SJS Senior Production Editor for the American Society of Plant Biologists journals Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell. Vicky holds a B.A. from Brown University, and she has an extensive background in editorial and copyediting management for educational books and magazines, including eight years as a full-time freelance copy editor. Vicky joined ISMTE in June 2016.



Michael Di Natale is a Business Systems Analyst at Aries Systems. He is actively involved the scholarly communications community through memberships and service with organizations including CSE, ISMTE, and SSP.


Dawn Floyd graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. She has been with the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), an official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), since 2005, and with the JACI: In Practice since its inception in 2012. JACI: In Practice had an inaugural impact factor of 5.429, and the Journal has grown exponentially over the last five years. Dawn lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her two young children, her husband of 12 years, and her dog. She enjoys reading, traveling, ice cream, and keeping up with the Joneses, as long as they’re wearing yoga pants. With two kids, she doesn’t get to do much of those things, except for the yoga pants, of course. And ice cream. That she gets to do on a regular basis.



Sarah Forgeng is the Editor Process Manager for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the official journal of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the European Society for Dermatological Research. She works with investigators and editors throughout the review and publication process, ensuring that materials meet journal standards. Sarah is especially interested in improving processes and identifying opportunities to promote content.

Prior to joining the JID, Sarah worked in journals marketing for Oxford University Press, served as a Senior Managing Editor at J&J Editorial, and administered continuing education programs at the University of North Carolina. She serves on the ISMTE North American Conference Planning Committee and is an active member of the North Carolina Local Group.

Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of William & Mary, where she double-majored in Marketing and English.


Ben Hogan is Regional Manager, Peer Review at Wiley, responsible for leading Wiley’s North American and Open Access peer review operations. He has 10 years’ experience in academic publishing, starting in books and journals content management, leading to journals peer review. Ben is a member of the ISMTE (International Society of Managing and Technical Editors) Ethics Committee and the Similarity Check Advisory Group, and is a past presenter at the CrossRef Annual Meeting and SSP. Ben’s professional interests include Open Access, author experience, editorial office data/analytics, and publication ethics.



Anna Jester began her career in publishing at Allen Press, as a member of the Online Publishing division. She later moved to the Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review division and in time became the Product Manager for Online Publishing and Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review products. She also served as the Editor of FrontMatter, a newsletter devoted to issues that affect society and association publishers with a particular focus on technology. In 2010 she moved to Maryland, joining eJournalPress as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Anna currently serves on the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, is the current President Elect for the Council of Science Editors (CSE), and on the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Poster Committee. Anna enjoys meaningful change, travel, excellent food, and thought provoking books.



Cathy Krendel is a Senior Editor at Wiley where she oversees the management of the US-based neurology portfolio. She has worked in scholarly publishing for over 11 years, starting out in journals content management for Blackwell before moving into editorial with Wiley in 2011. Cathy enjoys partnering with societies, editorial offices, and her internal colleagues to create and implement strategies for the journals they work on to advance the missions of the societies they represent. Cathy received a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Erin Landis received her BA in psychology from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and began her career at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2000. Erin oversees the editorial and financial operations of Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, GI & Hepatology News, and The New Gastroenterologist. In partnership with the editors and editorial staff, she ensures that the publications maintain and advance their standing in the GI community and align with the AGA strategic plan. She also develops publication policies, oversees the development and implementation of new initiatives, and manages the periodicals’ marketing activities. Additionally, serves as the staff liaison to the AGA Publications Committee. Erin is a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors Ethics Committee, has served as the chair of their training committee and as a member of their board, and is a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Council of Science Editors, and Committee on Publication Ethics.



Tom Lang, MA, is Principal of Tom Lang Communications and Training International. Known internationally as an author’s editor, speaker, and educator in preparing scientific publications, he has also been Manager of Medical Editing Services at the Cleveland Clinic and Senior Scientific Writer at the New England Evidence-Based Practice and Cochrane Centers at Tufts University/New England Medical Center.

His books, How to Report Statistics in Medicine and How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences, are established references in evidence-based medicine and medical writing. He developed the SAMPL guidelines for reporting statistics and the CLIP principles for documenting clinical and laboratory images. He also participated in the CONSORT, MOOSE, PRISMA, and FAPS reporting standards groups. In addition to training manuscript editors at some of the world’s leading medical journals, he has also worked with editorial boards and reviewers in improving critical appraisal skills.

Although not a journal editor, he was invited to join the World Association of Medical Editors. He is currently an officer on the executive board and has been involved in developing the Association’s journal editor training program. He is also Past President of the Council of Science Editors.

He is the recipient of the American Medical Writers Association’s Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Workshop Leader, the American Statistical Association’s Excellence in Continuing Education Award, and the University of Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.

His master’s degree in Communication Management is from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.



Jennifer Lin is currently Director of Product Management at Crossref, a scholarly infrastructure provider, developing metadata services that make scholarly content easy to find, cite, link, and assess. She previously worked for PLOS where she oversaw product strategy and development for research data sharing, article-level metrics, and open assessment initiatives. Jennifer received her PhD at Johns Hopkins University.


Craig Lincoln is Managing Editor at J&J Editorial. He earned a BA and an MFA in Creative Writing from NCSU. He joined J&J Editorial in 2015 and currently provides editorial support to ACS titles, such as Chemistry of Materials. He also writes fiction in his spare time and volunteers as a first reader for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.


Meghan McDevitt is the Managing Editor of The Journal of Pediatrics based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the previous Editor of EON (2014-2016) and has been involved with the ISMTE since 2011. In addition to her role as Treasurer, Meghan oversees the focus area of Peer Organizations, which aims to develop and maintain relationships with similar groups and is a member of the Scholarship Committee. Meghan attended the University of Dayton, graduating with degrees in English and French. She completed the University of Chicago's Medical Writing and Editing Certificate program in 2016.


Dr. Ben Mudrak is the Global Communications Manager at AJE/Research Square, where he has worked since 2007. At AJE, he oversees communication to researchers and works closely with several of AJE's publisher partners. He graduated from Duke University with a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and performed over eight years of research on pathogenic bacteria at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his current position, Dr. Mudrak led a number of webinars and workshops on academic writing and publishing as part of AJE's Author Education program.


Deirdre Mueller has been a professional communicator for the past 15 years. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in communications from Fordham University. She is currently the Senior Communications Manager for the American Water Works Association.


Katharine (Katie) Murphy has worked in scholarly publishing for 12 years with Elsevier, Cell Press, the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and its official journal Genetics in Medicine, FASEB and the Heart Rhythm Society. As a social media manager Katie has been an integral part of implementing and managing social media sites while remaining involved in the submission, peer review, and publication processes. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in writing and mass communications from Assumption College and a master’s degree in writing, literature and publishing from Emerson College. When not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running, traveling and, on occasion, sleeping.



Julie Nash has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Duke University. Julie started working in STM publishing as an assistant editor with Arthritis & Rheumatism (A&R) in May 2000. After working on A&R and other titles for several years, she founded J&J Editorial with partner Jennifer Deyton in 2008. Julie is the President-Elect of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) and serves on the professional development committee for the Council of Science Editors and the membership committee for the Society of Scholarly Publishing.


Danielle Padula is Community Development Manager at Scholastica, where she heads up community outreach and content creation. Danielle runs Scholastica’s blog and social media feeds, and creates resources to help journal editors and researchers navigate the evolving journal-publishing landscape.



Martyn Rittman is Director of, a multi-disciplinary, non-profit preprint server run by MDPI, a Basel-based open access publisher. He is also Publishing Services Manager for MDPI. Having studied mathematics and physics, he completed a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and then postdocs in materials science and microbiology, focusing on instrumentation. He joined MDPI in 2013 and has served various roles, including as Managing Editor and Chief Production Editor.



Donald Samulack is President of the U.S. Operations for Editage / Cactus Communications, He is actively involved in supporting the language editing and publication needs of the academic and publishing communities, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication practices, worldwide. As such, he understands the logistics of scholarly publication and the global outsourcing of language editing and author support services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality.


Kirby Snell is a Senior Copy Editor at J&J Editorial, she serves as a copy editor, proofreader, and English language editor for professional and peer-reviewed publications. With 2 years of experience in scholarly publishing, Kirby has worked with fellow copy editors, editorial and production offices, and authors to manage the copyediting workflow for a variety of journals. She has served as an ESL instructor in the Peace Corps and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington.



Jon Tandler is a Member of Sherman & Howard L.L.C., Denver, Colorado, and practices intellectual property, publishing, information technology and business law. He represents entrepreneurs, established companies and institutions on matters for managing and monetizing intellectual property and information technology assets. Jon’s publishing practice emphasizes copyright and literary law, and rights, contracts, transactional and regulatory matters. He represents publishers, packagers, associations, agencies and authors in several publishing genres. Jon has been specializing in his fields of practice for over twenty-five years, and teaches about them for educational institutions, trade associations and continuing legal education.


Chris Thickitt, EVISE Deployment Manager, has been with Elsevier for over 10 years and has been within the Operations department throughout that time in various roles providing guidance on editorial support. Chris has been working in the EVISE Deployment Manager role for over 2 years and currently manages a team of "EVISE Administrators" whom are EVISE specialists tasked with guiding journals throughout the end to end process of migrating to EVISE and provide expert support after migration.



Tammi Titsworth is a founding partner of Shores Editorial Services, an award-winning writer, and the freelance managing editor of IEEE Internet Computing magazine. Her creative writing background (through undergraduate work at Rhodes College and graduate work at Miami University) informs how she approaches technical content, parlaying words into a message that is clear, meaningful, and resonant. Whether this involves reinforcing researchers’ work at Bill Gates’ Think Week, representing both the idyllic and sensible in academic catalogs, or conveying the World Bank's global econometric findings—she distills difficult concepts into relatable work. When she’s away from her desk, she enjoys feeding her curiosity through travel, observing the abundance of wildlife around her (especially the curmudgeonly woodchuck who throws things at passersby), and embracing the absurdity and pleasure in everyday life.



Victoria White is President of Review Without Peer, a Florida-based company whose mission is to provide editorial office services for journals as well as writing and editing services for other clients. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the AMWA Journal, a quarterly publication for the 5,000 members of the American Medical Writers Association. She is currently managing editor for Medical Writing, the journal of the European Medical Writers Association, and managing editor for Psychosomatic Medicine.


George Woodward is Senior Publisher at Elsevier. He works on a portfolio of journals in health & medical sciences. Before joining Elsevier, he worked as a managing editor for two clinical immunology journals. As part of his current job he presents to early-career researchers around the United States, providing an insider’s perspective on the publishing process and how to get the most out of it.


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