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Matt Hodgkinson



Job title

Head of Editorial Policy and Ethics


After finishing my Masters in Cambridge, I started in Open Access journal publishing in 2003, as an editor handling peer review on the BMC series with BioMed Central in London. I became a Senior Editor and Publishing Editor, managed a team of Assistant Editors, worked on the journals BMC Biology and Trials, and launched BMC Medical GenomicsBMC Research Notes, and BMC Systems Biology. I moved to the Public Library of Science in Cambridge in 2010, as an Associate Editor and then Senior Editor on PLOS ONE, screening submissions, helping academic editors with difficult manuscripts, training editors in critical appraisal, and working on clinical trials, article-level metrics, commenting, publication ethics, and reporting.

I joined Hindawi in June 2016 as Head of Research Integrity, overseeing the publication ethics processes and policies and managing the Research Integrity Manager and a team of Research Integrity Specialists. From October 2020, I am Head of Editorial Policy and Ethics. I have been a Council member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) since March 2020, and EASE Treasurer since June 2021.


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