Journal editing is an important task carried out by researchers but one that is often acquired in an unstructured manner, often while on the job. ICES Journal of Marine Science Editorial Mentorship Programme was created to address the lack of formal training in this area.
I enjoy the peer-review process, especially acting as a reviewer and am convinced, despite controversies, that it is an integral part of the way science is conducted. I am therefore curious about the “other side" of the process and view the mentorship as a great opportunity to witness and learn from the work that goes on behind-the-scenes.
What do you hope to learn throughout this mentorship?
I hope to develop and increase my understanding of the editorial and publishing system in general, and of the subjects covered in ICES JMS. I also look forward to learning more about how to constructively engage with editors, authors, and reviewers, especially on the subjects of interdisciplinarity and ethics in marine science and academic publishing.