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Scientific editing, why bother!

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This talk is followed by a wine and soft drinks reception for a chance to talk to the speaker.

Professor Randy Schekman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2013, has said that high profile scientific journals, and the professional editors who work for them, are fashion obsessed luxuries supporting a system of distorting incentives as harmful to science as the bonus culture has been to banking. Dr Chris Surridge has worked in this ‘Sodom and Gommorrha’ for 20 years, as an editor on several journals including Nature and PLOS ONE . He sees professional editors as champions of innovation and the reason why peer review isn’t more riddled with bias and cronyism. In this talk he will give an insider’s view of what the role of a scientific editor actually is.

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