Webinar: Episode 1: Challenges authors face when submitting to journals

Episode 1: Challenges authors face when submitting to journals

Is journal publishing one of your goals for 2020? Are you anxious about how you can prepare and plan for your publication journey this year? This two-part webinar series powered by PubSURE (an AI-powered marketplace that simplifies journal publishing) and organized by Editage will help you be fully prepared to meet your publication goals this year. Join us as we unravel the publication challenges faced by researchers and explore a potential solution in this powerful series.

In Episode 1 of this series, Christopher Leonard, Director of Products & Strategy at Cactus Communications; and Mary Miskin, Head of Editorial at Emerald Publishing, will focus on the range of challenges researchers face when trying to get their papers published in relevant journals. Register for this session to learn more about the kind of situations you will need to be prepared for right from the publication planning stage. Christopher and Mary will also talk about potential solutions you could rely on to experience a smoother publication process.

About the speakers

Christopher Leonard, Director of Products & Strategy at Cactus Communications

Christopher has worked in a variety of editorial, technology and product roles for twenty years in different countries. His previous roles include that of Head of Product at Emerald Publishing, Editorial Director at Qatar Foundation, Associate Publisher at BioMed Central, and Publishing Editor at Elsevier. Christopher has a well-rounded view of the academic publishing industry, having worked in the industry in different countries. He is passionate about building a better, more supportive publishing space for researchers and his current role at Cactus Communications enables him to pursue his passion of redesigning academia by placing the researcher at the center. He is also a great writer, avid Twitter monger, and a big fan of design, fonts, and accessibility. Christopher has a PhD in Color Chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK.


Mary Miskin, Head of Editorial at Emerald Publishing

Mary has rich academic publishing experience. In her career of over 12 years, she has played multiple roles including that of Editorial Manager, Publisher, Development Editor, Commissioning Editor, and Publisher. Her experience in multiple aspects of the publishing process has helped her build a strong understanding of the journal publishing process as well as the perspectives of authors as well as journals. Mary has also driven community building campaigns within subject committees as well as managed journal workflow systems. In her current role, which is her strong suit, Mary is responsible for the strategic leadership of a 25-strong department managing the end-to-end content journey, from submission to the delivery of published content, in all formats.