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Editor Insights from Leading Journals

During last year's eSymposia series, editors from leading journals including Cell Press, Science, Nature Portfolio, EMBO, Frontiers Journals, Rockefeller Press, PLOS and more, shared their insights with attendees in our "Meet-the-Editors" Roundtable Series.  They shared advice on how to improve your chances of publishing your work in these top tier journals, as well as techniques for reaching out to editors with presubmission inquiries, how to respond to harsh reviewers and more essential tips! 

Meet-the-Editor panels are important aspects of both in-person and virtual Keystone Symposia meetings, designed to foster connections between editors and scientists. These mutually beneficial relationships help to facilitate the publication process for researchers, while providing editors insight into exciting new discoveries and research directions to showcase in upcoming journal issues.

Now we are releasing these invaluable discussion and tips for open access, to benefit broader audiences around the world.  See below for general advice in publishing, and field-specific insights!

Watch the videos below to find out: 

  • What makes a good cover letter?
  • What is the difference between a cover letter and an abstract?  
  • What is a presubmission inquiry and how does it work?
  • How to select the right journal for your research?
  • How are reviewers selected?
  • How to become a reviewer or gain experience reviewing papers?
  • How to pursue a career path as an Editor?
  • ....and more!

Innate Immunity Editor Panel

  • Karin Dumstrei, EMBO
  • Kirsty Minton, Nature Publishing Group
  • Gaia Trincucci, Journal of Experimental Medicine 
  • Salvatore Fabbiano, Cell Press
  • Marianne Clemence, PLOS ONE
Don't miss out on your chance to meet with immunology editors face to face at this year's Innate Immunity meetings:



Cancer Stem Cells Editor Panel

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  • Sara Hamilton, Cell Press
  • Sarah Seton-Rogers, Nature Reviews Cancer
  • Daniel Klimmeck, EMBO Journal
Connect with cancer biology editors at these upcoming Cancer Meetings:




Single Cell Biology Editor Panel


  • Lucia Morgado Palacin, JCB, Rockefeller Press
  • Maria Polychronidou, EMBO 
  • Katherine Brown, The Company of Biologists
  • Ines Alvarez-Garcia, PLOS 
  • Sheba Agarwal, Cell Press
  • Allison Doerr, Nature Methods 
This year editors will be assembly in Florence to discuss the latest in Single Cell Biology technology and insights. Be there!


NeuroImmune Interactions and Neurodegenerative Disease Joint Meeting Editor Panel

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  • Swapnika Ramu, PhD, Cell Press
  • Gabriel A. Gasque, PhD, PLOS (Public Library of Science)
  • Sophie Morgan, PhD, Nature Communications
  • Tim Spencer, PhD, Journal of Cell Biology (JCB)


Meet with editors at this year's NeuroImmune Interactions & Neurodegenerative Diseases Joint Meetings to discuss publishing your work!




Connect with editors at upcoming meetings in your discipline





Shannon Weiman
Shannon Weiman earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, specializing in microbiology and immunology. Prior to joining the Keystone Symposia team, she worked as a freelance writer for leaders in academic, industry and government research, including Stanford University’s Biomedical Innovation Initiative, the University of Colorado’s Biofrontiers Program, UCSF, the FDA and the American Society for Microbiology.