Bahar Mehmani

Bahar Mehmani

Occupation

Reviewer Experience Lead, Elsevier

Bahar is Reviewer Experience Lead in the Global Publishing Development department at Elsevier. She works on several projects related to the peer review process, all of which are designed to improve the process, recognize reviewers' contribution to the progress of science and make the process more transparent, collaborative and rewarding. She started her career at Elsevier as a managing editor for physics titles. Bahar received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Amsterdam in 2010 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light before joining Elsevier in 2012. She is co-chair of the 2019 peer review week organization committee, a member of the PEERE: New Frontiers of peer review COST Action and a council member of the European Association for Science Editors (EASE). Bahar's recent publications include an article studying the impact of a pilot experiment she ran on open peer review on reviewer behavior.