I’m delighted to announce that I have been appointed to a 3 year term as an Editor at mSystems, an open-access scientific journal published by the American Society for Microbiology! mSystems is focused on cutting edge research related to microbial ecology, and hosts leading authors, editors, and reviewers in this field.
As an Editor, I will help foster scientific manuscripts through the review process. This will involve checking through the manuscript and making sure it is a good fit for the journal and in reasonable shape, before contacting active researchers working on related topics to perform a single-blind review (the review knows who the authors are but the authors don’t know who the reviewers are during the process). Once the reviewers have supplied their comments and recommendation, I synthesize these and make a decision about whether to invite the authors to submit a revised version or pass on the manuscript. Editors are critical for making sure someone qualifies reviews the work, and that reviews are balanced out by expertise and perspective. I’m pleased to be able to contribute to the advancement of scientific research in this way, and particularly at a journal that supports open sharing of information.
“mSystems® publishes preeminent work that stems from applying technologies for high-throughput analyses to achieve insights into the metabolic and regulatory systems at the scale of both the single cell and microbial communities. The scope of mSystems encompasses all important biological and biochemical findings drawn from analyses of large data sets, as well as new computational approaches for deriving these insights. mSystems welcomes submissions from researchers who focus on the microbiome, genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, glycomics, bioinformatics, and computational microbiology. mSystems provides streamlined decisions, while carrying on ASM’s tradition of rigorous peer review.”About mSystems, https://msystems.asm.org/content/about-msystems