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Siobhán Aldridge joined Taylor & Francis in 2013 after completing a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing and an MA in Publishing and Creative Writing. She has held several different roles in the Global Peer Review team over the last 5 years and is considered a submission and peer review systems expert. She now works as Senior Manager: Online Submissions leading both the UK and US Online Submission teams as they implement and support peer review systems for Taylor & Francis journals. Concurrently with this role Siobhán is product owning and supervising roll out of the Submission Portal, a submission overlay for Taylor & Francis journals.



Eleonora Belfiore is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK. She has published extensively on cultural politics and policy, and particularly the place that notions of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts have had in British cultural policy discourses. For Palgrave she has published, with Oliver Bennett, The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008) and co-edited with Anna Upchurch a volume entitled Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets (2013). More recently, her research has focused on researching the politics of cultural value, and she was Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value (2013-5), and co-author of its final report, Enriching Britain: Culture, creativity and growth, published in February 2015.

Eleonora is co-investigator on the AHRC funded Connected Communities project ‘Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values’ and research lead in the Paul Hamlyn-funded 3-year Fun Palaces Ambassador Programme. For Palgrave, she edits the book series New Directions in Cultural Policy Research. She was the lead for Loughborough University involvement as Founding Associate in the Tate Exchange initiative with Tate Museums in 2016-7. Presently, Eleonora is developing new research on cultural democracy, and cultural diplomacy and Britain’s cultural relations with the EU post-Brexit.



Martin Eve is a Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London.

Twitter: @martin_eve




Joshua Green is the Manager of Operations for BioResources, an online, open-access journal published by North Carolina State University. A literate environmental nanophysicist, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Physics. Prior to joining BioResources, he was a Managing Editor for American Journal Experts (now Research Square). In his spare time, Josh works on his 118-year-old house, composes music, and is a USSF soccer referee.



Maria Guerreiro joined eLife in December 2014 after completing a Master's degree in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University (UK). Maria also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master in Philosophy, both from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). Maria is especially interested in open access, innovation in peer review and research and publication ethics. She is a member of ISMTE's European Conference Planning Committee.



Anna Jester joined eJournalPress in 2010 as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Working for a software company providing highly customizable manuscript submission and peer review, production tracking, and billing systems has led to many fascinating conversations. Anna enjoys dialogue about functionality and workflows, provides demonstrations and presentations, and attends various industry meetings. Anna currently serves as a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, as a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Poster Committee, and as President of the Council of Science Editors (CSE).

Twitter: @anna_jester

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Stephanie Kinnan is the Assistant Managing Editor of Clinical Publications for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. For the past 4 years, she has assisted in the management of ASGE’s flagship journal, Gatrointestinal Endoscopy, and last year took over the managing editor role for ASGE’s new Open Access journal, VideoGIE. Stephanie joined the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors in 2015 and has been very active in the society since then. She became Co-Editor-in-Chief of Editorial Office News in 2017 and previously served in the roles of Associate Editor and Section Editor. Stephanie looks forward to continuing to serve ISMTE through her work with EON.




Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana is a Managing Editor at the Taylor & Francis Africa office for the African Arts & Humanities, Area Studies, and Physical Sciences journals. He has a special interest in promoting Open Access awareness in the region, at an institutional and individual researcher level. He was previously a Deputy Editor of Prufrock literary magazine, and the Managing Editor of the Paperight Young Writers Anthology. He has a BA in Film and Media Production (2005) and a Masters in Linguistics (2014), both from the University of Cape Town, where he was also a tutor in the African Languages and Linguistics departments, a Writing Centre consultant at the Centre for Higher Education Development, and a lecturer in Media Studies. He is also an LLB candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he also lives.




Mary Miskin is Head of the Editorial department at Emerald, taking responsibility for the strategic leadership of a 20-strong department managing the end-to-end content journey, from submission to the delivery of published content, in all formats. Mary has been with Emerald for over 10 years working across the full complement of published products in both Editorial and Publishing functions.



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 Scientific, Technical and Medical (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 of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) and serves on the mentorship and nominations committees for the Council for Science Editors. She has served on the membership committee for the Society of Scholarly Publishing. Julie regularly speaks about peer review best practices, mentorship, society-publisher relations and professional development in academic publishing. In addition, Julie serves as the Managing Editor for Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

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Duncan Nicholas has fourteen years of experience working in the journal publishing industry. He is an adept problem solver, developing projects to improve quality in editorial aspects of journal publishing, facilitate science communication, and improve functionality, efficiency and transparency in Peer-review management. He is Chair of the ISMTE 2018 conference organising committee.

Twitter: @DuncanNicholas



Aimee Nixon is Head of Open Research at Emerald Publishing, where she is responsible for developing and delivering Emerald’s strategy for open research. In 2017, Aimee led the launch of Emerald’s new open programme, Emerald Reach, which included a market leading green open access policy and a new open access books programme. Aimee is currently working on the development of Emerald Open Research, a new open publishing platform in partnership with F1000. Her key focus is exploring how progressive policies and initiatives can help to drive innovation in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and on supporting author choice to enable them to maximise the impact of their work. Previous to this role, Aimee has worked in journals editorial roles since 2005, across a variety of HSS disciplines.




Nicholas Rowe  is an educationalist, with trans-disciplinary interests in scientific communication, conference practices and professional development. He is a dual fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and the Society for Education and Training, and has been researching posters and conferences since 2009. He has lectured internationally on the topic and published a wide range of related academic works, including book publications, academic articles, academic fiction and professional commentaries. He now lives in Finnish Lapland.



Nick Rushby has been editing scholarly journals for over 39 years. He is a former editor of the British Journal of Education Technology, and now the Deputy Editor of Education & Self Development, his current work focuses on helping early career researchers to get published in high quality journals.



Andrew Walker is the developer of the ethics statement generation web site and the TaskAdept Timer task tracking software.



Michael Willis - After a spell of teaching and research in ancient history and literature, and a brief position in a university library, Michael Willis started his publishing career with CatchWord (later Ingenta) in processing and managing online journal content for STM publishers. He joined Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley) in 2005 as Editorial Services Manager, responsible for running journal editorial offices, managing a team of editorial assistants, and planning editorial office resource within the Health Sciences portfolio. As Senior Manager, Peer Review, since July 2014, he oversees the management of Wiley’s UK in-house editorial offices, and the development and implementation of peer review best practice across all disciplines and peer review models. Michael is Immediate-Past President of ISMTE.

Twitter: @ctyerkes

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