Remedios Melero

Managing Editor
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)


Remedios Melero holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Valencia. He completed his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Technology of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She became  editor of the journal  Food Science and Technology International, owned by CSIC and published by Sage, in 1992, what endorses her extensive experience in science publishing.

She is a member of the scientific committees of Redalyc ( and Scielo Spain ( and editor of DOAJ (

As a researcher, she began her career in areas related to food science and technology, which she oriented in 2004 towards research related to open access issues, especially in open access policies, institutional repositories, author rights, electronic publication and research data sharing, issues under the umbrella of the open science.

She has participated since 2005 in national projects related to open access in Spain, including:
“Open access to scientific production (open access) in Spain: “Analysis of the current situation, policies and strategies to promote its development”).  “Open access to science in Spain: analysis of the degree of implementation and sustainability of a new model of scientific communication” And “Open access to science in Spain: Evaluation of its impact on the scientific communication system”.

She has participated in the following European projects: “NECOBELAC: A network of collaboration between Europe and Latin American Caribbean (LAC) countries to spread know-how in scientific writing and provide the best tools to exploit open access information for the safeguard of public health” (2009-2012). FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research, 2014-216). And FOSTER Plus (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research Plus, 2017-2019) directly related to all aspects that affect open science and how to contribute to its implementation through training and of advocacy.

In 2003 she joined the Council of the European  Association of Science Editors,  and between 2010 and 2014 she was the Vice-president of the aforementioned association. Among its functions within the committee were those of organizing training seminars on issues related to scientific publication, including “Open access to Scholarly Publications” “Scientific Publication in a Digital Age” “Habits in Science Communication and Science Publishing” or “Alternative ways to measure scientific impact factor”.