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Publishing Editor - Materials Team

I’ve now been at the RSC for eight months, and am fully trained in all key aspects of the job.

It’s still a good time to be part of the Materials team. Following the split of the Journal of Materials Chemistry into a family of three at the beginning of the year, we’ve just announced the launch of a brand new high impact materials journal, Materials Horizons. This new addition to the family will showcase cutting-edge research and will open for submissions in April in preparation for the publication of the first issue later this year. Identifying the standard of work we’re looking to publish in this leading new journal will keep us all on our toes, and I’m looking forward to the meetings and discussions we’ll be having as we assess the submissions. The team has also been growing, and now no fewer than six members of the team have joined since I did. I’m starting to feel like an old hand!

The RSC encourages training and development both as part of the graduate scheme and beyond, and I recently took part in an exercise to become more familiar with how the business side of the organisation works. It’s good to be able to take a step back and think about the wider RSC outside of publishing.

Outside of work, I’ve started running regularly with colleagues, after taking part in a charity fun run round the science park. We manage to get out most weeks now, but are always looking for more people to join us!

Stephen is a Graduate working in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Publishing Department. To see if there are any vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email
Posted by Stephen Hessey on Mar 8, 2013 8:25 AM Europe/London

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