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Publishing Editor – Interfaces Team

 It’s been nine months since I started at the RSC – how time flies…

I’m still really enjoying the Publishing Editor role and I’m now dealing with papers throughout the publishing process, from initial submission right through to publication online and in print. As well as my day-to-day activities of peer review, editing and proof-reading, I have recently been appointed cover coordinator for Soft Matter. This is a great chance to gain some extra responsibility and get more involved with the journal, as I get to commission cover artwork for our weekly print issues. It’s nice to see the wide range of cover image suggestions we receive and it’s particularly exciting when we get a really striking cover. Helping to promote the highest quality work on our covers is great for the authors and the journal itself!

The interfaces team is growing rapidly, with five new members since I joined last July. I’ve been training some of the newer members of the team in issue makeup, which is where we collect together recently published advance articles and prepare them for a print issue. This opportunity has really helped to increase my confidence levels, and seeing someone go from not knowing where to start with something to being able to complete the whole process on their own is very rewarding.
Sarah Kenwright is a Graduate working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Publishing Department. To see if there are any current vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email
Posted by Sarah Kenwright on Apr 15, 2013 9:35 AM Europe/London

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