1. Keynote presentation

Date and time: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 2.30pm (BST)

Keynote presentation: Sustainability in research: Editorial challenges and opportunities

Speaker: Monica Contestabile, Editor-in-Chief of Nature Sustainability

The sustainability research landscape is complex reflecting the real-world complexities scholars are grappling with. Editors have a critical role to play in order to ensure that significant interdisciplinary contributions to address sustainability problems are fairly validated and widely disseminated alongside fundamental, disciplinary scholarship.

This keynote presentation from Monica Contestabile will consider the issues of sustainability research, and the responsibilities that editors have beyond ensuring that their journals publish good quality research.

Biography – Monica joined the Nature Research family of journals in 2011 as a Senior Editor at Nature Climate Change. She was the first social science editor at Nature Research. She has handled original research and review articles across the entire breadth of social sciences, and interdisciplinary articles integrating natural and social science disciplines in the context of climate and global environmental change. In 2015 she moved to Nature, where she served as Senior Strategy Editor developing the company’s editorial and publishing strategy about sustainability, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Sustainability in 2016. Monica completed her doctoral studies in environmental and development economics at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy; she then held a visiting professor position at University Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and subsequently joined the sustainable consumption team at WWF-UK where she gained invaluable experience about the challenges of bridging the gap between research and policy domains.
Twitter: @naturesustainab

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