Guest editors

About this video

Guest editors play a vital role in curating high-quality contributions on a particular topic and driving the editorial review process for special issue publications. By the end of this module you will: be familiar with the most common commissioning workflows and journal policies, understand your responsibilities as a guest editor, and know who your contacts are at Elsevier to support you.

About the presenters

Lydia Briggs

Senior Publisher, Elsevier

Lydia has worked in journals publishing since 2009 in various subject areas including medicine, social science, life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering for Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis and their imprint Cogent OA. Lydia joined Elsevier in 2018 initially as a Publisher responsible for the development of a portfolio of basic endocrinology, neuroscience, and behaviour journals and more recently, Senior Publisher for Applied Biochemistry. Holding a degree in Biomedical Sciences and Master’s in Publishing, Lydia has a passion for science and scientific communication. Lydia is based in Oxford, UK.

Christopher Tancock
Christopher Tancock

Senior Communications Manager

Christopher Tancock has worked in STM publishing for the past 16 years. He joined Elsevier in 2006 where he initially worked on social science book projects before moving to journals. He has managed various portfolios as a journal publisher including linguistics, history, education, sociology and political science. He is now Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Editors', Authors' and Reviewers' Updates and works on related communications projects. Chris has degrees in European Studies and Linguistics from Royal Holloway and the University of Oxford respectively and is based in the Oxford office. In his spare time, he is a Community First Responder with the South Central Ambulance Service. Chris is founder of Pint of Life, an initiative which delivers free life-saving skills into the heart of his local community