The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

EASE Council nominee

Nominated for Treasurer and Company Secretary

Matt Hodgkinson

Head of Editorial Policy and Ethics, Hindawi
matt.hodgkinson@hindawi.com

I am pleased to accept the invitation of the nomination committee for the position of Treasurer. I spoke at the EASE conference in 2016 and was due to present this year before the pandemic moved proceedings online; I enjoyed the virtual meeting and live-tweeted the sessions. I have been a scientific editor at open access journal publishers since 2003, and I have often consulted EASE resources and its journal. I have experience on committees, including currently serving as chair of the membership subcommittee on the council of the Committee on Publication Ethics, and previously a volunteer and trustee for a local charity, a committee member of local branches of a political party, and treasurer of a university college society as a graduate student.

Career summary

I am Head of Editorial Policy and Ethics at Hindawi, London, UK. My work involves review of editorial policies, proposing initiatives and policies to ensure robust peer review, and resolving complex editorial and ethical issues. Previously, I was Head of Research Integrity at Hindawi, responsible for management of publication ethics policies and processes, including retractions, corrections, and contacting institutions, and managing the Research Integrity team. I trained as a biologist at Oxford, then Cambridge, before starting my editing career at BMC, progressing to Public Library of Science where I finished as a Senior Editor at PLOS ONE. I am a volunteer mentor for AuthorAID, I contribute to various blogs, and have presented at several international editing conferences, including EASE in Strasbourg, the World Conference on Research Integrity, COPE, ISMPP and ISMTE.

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