September 18, 2015 | Claire Doffegnies, Journals Development Coordinator

UK Editor Round Tables – what’s in store?

Check out the agenda and meet our guest speakers


We’re excited to share with you the agenda for our upcoming Editor Round Tables, taking place this autumn in Oxford at St Hugh’s College, on Friday 23 October, and Salford Quays, Manchester, at The Lowry on Friday 6 November. As you can see, there’s plenty to look forward to. We’ll be exploring:

  • Increasing the visibility of your journal with Altmetric and social media, with insights from Altmetric and social media enthusiasts David Galbreath and Grant Abt
  • Editors', reviewers' and authors' attitudes to, and opinions on, peer review: the Taylor & Francis white paper
  • Digital update: including ORCiD, JournalMap, and the introduction of publication dashboards on Taylor & Francis Online
  • Getting early-career researchers involved in peer review: support and guidance, with insights from Victoria Murphy from Sense about Science

Thanks to those who have registered – your places have been confirmed, and you will receive further details in the next few weeks.

Due to popular demand, registration for the Oxford event has now closed. There are still places left for the Manchester Editor Round Table however, so make sure you register now to avoid disappointment.

The Manchester Editor Round Table is taking place at The Lowry, situated alongside Manchester’s beautiful waterfront, The Quays, and right in the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting media destinations.

You could tie the event in with one of The Lowry’s many interesting events – be sure to check out what’s on from the range of exhibitions and shows they host.

Get in touch with your Managing Editor if you have any questions about the U.K. Editor Round Tables, or are interested in attending.

Not attending either of the events? Don’t worry, we will be sharing insights from the Editor Round Tables on Editor Resources, and we will be live tweeting from the events via @TandFEditors, so please do tune in.

In the meantime, we’re delighted to introduce you to our guest speakers.


Victoria Murphy, Programme Manager, Sense About Science

Victoria is Programme Manager at Sense About Science. She coordinates the Voice of Young Science (VOYS) programme, working with over twenty partners to deliver a range of workshops for early-career researchers. She also liaises with the VoYS network of over 1,800 early-career researchers, and coordinates projects on issues that matter most to them. Victoria also manages other Sense About Science events including their annual lecture – a key event on the publishing calendar, attended by policy makers, scientists, academics, clinicians, public figures, and journalists. In 2012, Victoria launched the inaugural John Maddox Prize for standing up for science, a joint initiative from Nature Publishing Group, the Kohn Foundation and Sense About Science. Since August 2014, Victoria has been leading a project to help young people develop their critical thinking skills, leading an active campaign on social media as well as creating practical resources for use in schools.


Catherine Williams, Head of Marketing, Altmetric

Catherine Williams is Head of Marketing at London-based data science company Altmetric. Cat joined Altmetric in November 2013, and works with a wide range of publishers, funders, and institutions to help them get the most out of Altmetric's tools and services. Prior to this, Cat has worked at Nature Publishing Group and SAGE publications, where she developed her passion for scholarly publishing. An Aberystwyth University alumni, Cat holds a BA in English Literature, and a CIM Professional Diploma in marketing.


Euan Adie, Founder of Altmetric 

Euan is the founder of publishing services company Altmetric, founded in 2011 and supported by Digital Science. Altmetric’s goal is to analyze the impact of academic research across a whole range of online forums. From social media to newspapers, Altmetric report on all the latest activity for publishers, funders and academic institutions. Euan frequently speaks at conferences on article level metrics and the practical uses of altmetrics in scientific publishing.

Euan was previously a senior product manager at Nature Publishing Group, where projects at one time or another included the scientific blog aggregator postgenomic.com, Connotea, Nature.com blogs, and NPG’s mobile apps. Before joining the STM publishing industry, he worked in academia as a bioinformatics researcher studying psychiatric genetics at the University of Edinburgh.


David Galbreath, Editor of European Security and Defence Studies

David Galbreath is Professor of International Security and Director of the Centre for War and Technology. He has been the Editor of European Security since 2009, and Defence Studies since 2014. His social media presence supports his journal profiles as well as his research on conflict, security, and technology. He is the Leadership Fellow for the Research Council UK’s Conflict Theme as part of the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security (PaCCS). His social media presence spans across several platforms, but concentrates primarily on Twitter.


Grant Abt, Social Media Editor for the Journal of Sports Sciences

Dr Grant Abt is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology within the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at The University of Hull. His main area of expertise is the physiological responses and adaptations to intermittent exercise, with a focus on team sports such as football. His research with elite football referees has led to changes in referee fitness assessment protocols within FIFA. Other work has highlighted the substantial effect that individualization has on player data analysis, and the validity of individual player load monitoring methods. He is a Section Editor (Performance Analysis) and Social Media Editor for the Journal of Sports Sciences. The @JSportsSci twitter account that he manages has over 17000 followers. As well as being an expert in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Grant is also a prolific app developer and has created bespoke apps for Liverpool FC, and the GB Women’s Hockey team. Grant’s TimeMotion app has been downloaded over 25,000 times in more than forty countries.

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