Editors are trying to do their best for the authors, the journal, and the scientific endeavor. Read more. [Credit: Nancy R. Gough, BioSerendipity]

Authors and Editors, Partners not Enemies

For 17 years I was a journal editor. I was not a researcher serving as a volunteer on a journal editorial board or a part-time academic editor also running my own lab; I was a professional editor at a broad life sciences weekly journal. Since stepping down as the Editor of the journal, I have posted and commented about issues in scholarly publishing. I have been surprised by some of the reactions from scientists and…