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Duncan Nicholas

Country: Brighton, United Kingdom

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Southampton Solent University

Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.

  1. Instructor profile
Duncan has over 14 years’ experience working in the journal publishing industry. He provides independent editorial consultancy and training courses to publishers, researchers and the wider scholarly community, working with clients around the world in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and North America. Duncan writes and delivers training workshops and presentations to editorial staff and researchers of all levels of academic experience and seniority on a wide range of topics, and has been involved in the development, creation of content and recording of online learning materials. His workshops include editorial office management, writing and journal publishing skills, peer review, journal metrics, open science, social media & promotion, publishing & research ethics, and copyright & licensing.

More highlights:
  • He is the vice-president for the European Association of Science Editors (EASE).
  • He has served as chair of the 2017 and 2018 Conference Organising Committee for the International Society for Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE).
Duncan can therefore help you not only in writing scientific papers but also in reviewing ethical considerations and promoting your research. Education
  • 1998- 2002   Bachelor of Science (BSc), Psychology, 2:1 Southampton Solent University Work Experience
  • Nov 2015-Present    Director, DN Journal Publishing Services
  • Sep. 2012 – Nov. 2015    Journal Development Editor, Taylor & Francis
  • Apr. 2005 – Sep. 2012    Managing Editor, Taylor & Francis
  • Sep 2015 – Present Vice-President (appointed in2018) European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
  • Jan. 2015 – Present    Conference Organising Committee, International Association of Science Editors
Key Skills
  • Conference presenting, and conducting training workshops.
  • Use of bibliometric analysis tools, such as Web of Science, SCOPUS, and Altmetric.
  • Presentation and meeting organisation.
  • Advanced MS Office skills, particularly Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Publisher.
  • Advanced Peer Review support
  • Article production process and functions, for print and online publication, including familiarity with DOIs, reference linking, XML, full-text HTML and PDF articles.
  • Experience working with figures and tables including line drawings, photographs, and slides.
  • Producing sophisticated summary reports for quarterly and annual presentations.
  • Familiarity with copyright and licencing contract terms and conditions.
  • Familiarity with publishing ethics
  • Familiarity with journal style guides, particularly APA.
Other relevant experience
  • Duncan delivers trainings, workshops and conference lectures for editorial staff and researchers, on the following themes;
  • The essentials of article submission and peer review for authors
  • An introduction to open science
  • An introduction to journal metrics
  • The essentials of social media for researchers
  • An introduction to publication ethics
  • An introduction to copyright and licensing
  • Optimising promotion and impact of journal contents
  • Optimising peer review management and workflows
  • Author workshops
  • He has worked with publishers to improve the content, subscriptions presence, and impact of their titles. He has worked with existing successful titles seeking to reach another level of performance, and adapt to developing trends in publishing, as well as smaller niche titles to consolidate their position as a key title in their field and broaden their impact.
  • He was responsible for enhancing quality in all editorial aspects of journal publishing for the Taylor and Francis Group.
  • He has worked intensively across the fields of arts & humanities, behavioural science, public health, business, economics and sociology, education, engineering and IT, environment and agriculture, physical sciences, mathematics, politics, geography and area studies.

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