Congratulations to Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins, newly appointed to the team of copy-editors (or ‘editorial associates’) for Information Research.
Established in 1995, Information Research, is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, that publishes research from across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is published by the University of Borås, Sweden and hosted by Lund University Libraries, Sweden. The editor of Information Research is Professor Tom (T.D.) Wilson.
When he put out his call for new copy-editors earlier this month, Tom listed the requirements of candidates sought for the role. The essential expertise and interests of an Information Research copy-editor are:
- a good understanding of English grammar and style – the English version, not the American 🙂
- an interest in what is going on in the world of information science, information management, librarianship, archives and records management, information systems, digital libraries, etc., etc.
- a belief in the value of open access publishing of the Platinum kind (i.e., no author charges and no subscriptions), and a desire to help the cause.
I suggested that Lyndsey apply because I know that she is keen to contribute more to the wider Information Science research community, and I believed that she would enjoy this work. I also had a feeling that she would be good at it. The latter proved to be the case when she copy-edited a trial paper for Tom as her Information Research copy-editor ‘entrance exam’.
I’m sure that Lyndsey will enjoy the professional development opportunities that this role will offer her, particularly in terms of learning more about the wider field of study in which her own PhD is based, and networking with others who work on the journal (including the editorial board members).