Category: Editor Spotlight

Editor Spotlight: Leo Zeilig on Editorial Sensitivity, Solidarity, and Making Science More Open

Editor Spotlight: Leo Zeilig on Editorial Sensitivity, Solidarity, and Making Science More Open

Dr. Leo Zeilig is a distinguished writer, researcher, and editor with an extensive background in African politics and history. He has authored numerous biographies of prominent African political thinkers and revolutionaries, in addition to his acclaimed novels, including Eddie the Kid, An Ounce of Practice, and most recently, The World Turned Upside Down. Along with his role as a Research Associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Zeilig serves as editor of the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), a radical African-studies journal founded by activists and scholars in 1974 – and available on ScienceOpen.

Editor Spotlight: Mashael Al-Namaeh on Streamlining Publication, Open Access, and Advice for Early Career Researchers 

Editor Spotlight: Mashael Al-Namaeh on Streamlining Publication, Open Access, and Advice for Early Career Researchers 

In academic publishing, editors play a crucial role in shaping the discourse and dissemination of knowledge. For this Editor Spotlight, we had the privilege of speaking with Mashael Al-Namaeh, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.: an Associate Professor and Clinical Director of Research at the Clinical Virtual Research Center, Adjunct Professor at Kentucky College of Optometry, University of Pikeville, and founder of the Clinical Virtual Research Center Journal of Ophthalmology – available now on ScienceOpen! 

Editor Spotlight: Harald Schmidt on Drug Repurposing, Improving Patients’ Lives, and Transparency in Open Science 

Editor Spotlight: Harald Schmidt on Drug Repurposing, Improving Patients’ Lives, and Transparency in Open Science 

A senior medical doctor, pharmacist, professor, and journal founder and editor, Dr. Harald Schmidt has been pioneering the fields of systems medicine and network medicine. His work focuses on redefining diseases based on precise molecular mechanisms rather than just symptoms, which enables more accurate diagnoses and therapies aimed at curing patients. Schmidt is deeply involved in drug repurposing research, which seeks new uses for existing drugs, potentially accelerating the path to clinical trials and patient benefit. This innovative approach and his commitment to open science inspired him to co-found two new journals: Network Medicine and Drug Repurposing.