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Colin Smith

  • Managing Editor, The Plant Journal
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • 13Followers
  • 14Following


Currently Managing Editor of The Plant Journal, I have a broad background and interest in academic and scholarly publishing and communication. In particular, I'm interested in the ever-changing landscape of academic journals publishing and the rise of new methods for communicating and disseminating scientific research. Also, the many issues surrounding research funding, peer review, research assessment, and so on.

Professional experience

Managing Editor, The Plant Journal


January 2011 - Present

Research Repository Manager

The Open University

July 2008 - January 2011(3 years)

Managing Editor

Professional Engineering Publishing

November 2004 - June 2008(4 years)

Production Editor / Senior Production Editor

CABI Publishing

July 2000 - November 2004(4 years)

Editor, Ecological Abstracts


July 1999 - July 2000(a year)


BSc (hons) Environmental Science

University of Southampton

September 1996 - June 1999(3 years)

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