Jigisha Patel

Independent Research Integrity Specialist

United Kingdom

Jigisha trained as a medical doctor at the Royal London Hospital, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK. After working in clinical practice for some years she went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Physiology. She moved into academic publishing 17 years ago. As Medical Editor at BioMed Central, she was responsible for the content of the medical BMC series journals. She worked with publishers, authors, reviewers, editors, institutions, and government organizations to resolve many different types of research integrity issue. She also worked on creating training and resources to support editors, researchers, and peer reviewers.

As Associate Editorial Director, she led the first team dedicated to maintaining research integrity at BioMed Central and was responsible for managing one of the earliest cases of manipulation of the publication process. She also helped to establish the research integrity team at Springer Nature.

Jigisha is Founder and Director of Jigisha Patel Research Integrity Limited. As an independent research integrity specialist, she works with journals, publishers and institutions to promote research integrity and prevent research misconduct.

She is an elected member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Council, and an Affiliate Senior Associate at Maverick Publishing Specialists.