Mayur Amin is a Senior Vice President heading a global research and relations group at Elsevier and is based in Oxford. After a degree in biochemistry and toxicology, he joined the scientific, technical & medical publishing industry in which he has been for over 30 years. His early interest in the communication needs of the scholarly community was formed through the management of journal programmes and then, in the late 80s, through experimentation with new publishing technologies. Since 1990, Mayur has developed research programmes ranging from bibliometric evaluations to global customer feedback programmes as well as studies to understand researcher needs and perspectives on various issues including peer review. He collaborates with academic institutions on research projects as well as advising on teaching courses. An active member of a number of publishing industry groups and he has engaged with and advised on panels and expert groups of government bodies.
Mayur’s perspectives on peer review have been formed, not only through 30 years in the publishing industry, including being on Elsevier’s retractions panel dealing with ethical infringements, but also as an author and reviewer of research papers and projects.
Bernard Grabot, Professor
Bernard Grabot is Professor in the National Engineering School of Tarbes, France (ENIT) where his main lectures concern production management, industrial information systems and supply chain management. His research activities are oriented on supply chain management, scheduling, competence management and decision support systems based on artificial intelligence tools.
Pr Grabot is member of the IFAC working groups 3.2 “Computational Intelligence in Control” and 5.1 “Manufacturing Plant Control” and of the IFIP group 5.7 “Advances in Production Management”. He has been involved in several European projects (CRAFT, INTERREG, etc.) and is the editor in chief of the IFAC Elsevier journal “Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence”. He also belongs to the editorial boards of “International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research” and “International Journal of Production Research”.
Emily started working at Sense About Science as assistant director in November 2011. Her responsibilities include developing community programmes; working with learned societies, patient groups and medical charities on projects such as popularising the role of peer review for the public, policy-makers, the media and civic groups, to help them make sense of scientific and health issues. Other work has included the development of a ‘Nuts and bolts guide to peer review’ for early career researchers. She has nine years experience in scientific publishing including five years at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as the managing editor of the international, peer reviewed journal BJOG during which time she ran author workshops on ‘How to get your paper published’ which gave authors an insight into the peer review process.
Professor Ashok Pandey obtained Master’s degree in Chemistry in 1976 and PhD in 1979 in Microbiology from the University of Allahabad. He was scientist at National Sugar Institute, Kanpur during1982-85. During 1985-1986, he worked as Research Scientist in Suddeutsche Zucker AG in Germany. In 1987, he joined the CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum as Scientist and since then continuing there. During this period, Professor Pandey undertook short/long visits to several institutions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, etc.
Professor Pandey’s current main research focus are on bioprocess and product developments, mainly focused on biofuels and industrial enzymes. He has developed and transferred three technologies on industrial enzymes to the industries and has completed several industrial consultancy projects. He has 829 publications/communications, which include 12 patents, 27 books, 18 special issues of the journals as Guest Editor, 25 Technical reports, 87 chapters in the books, 321 original and review papers and 339 research communications in international and national conference.
Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, which include Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and Biotech Research Society of India; Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France; Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award; Lupin Visiting Fellowship, Visiting Professor in the University Blaise Pascal, France, Federal University of Parana, Brazil and EPFL, Switzerland; Best Scientific Work Achievement award, Govt of Cuba; UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowship; Young Scientist Award, etc. He was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finland ((Food & Health) during 2003-2004. He is Founder President of Biotech Research Society of India and International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses. He is editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, the Elsevier journal and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.
Bernd Strauss, PhD
Born in 1959. 1987 Diploma in Psychology at the University of Kiel Germany). 1992 PhD with a thesis about complex problem solving (Kiel). 1998 Habilitation with studies about influences of spectators on performances (Kiel). 1992-1998 Assistant Professor at the University of Kiel. In 1998, Full Professorship of Sport Psychology at the University of Muenster, which is still his current position. Refusing calls from other Universities (2005 Tuebingen; 2008 Heidelberg). 2001- 2006, 2008-2010 Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science; currently Vice Dean for strategy and budget; 1999-2003 Vice-President of the German Society of Sport Psychology; 2003-2009 President of the “German Society of Sport Sciences”. 2000-2004 Editor-in-Chief of the German Journal of Sport Psychology (Hogrefe), 2010-2012 Associate Editor of the German Journal of Sport Science (Springer); 2004-2011 Associate Editor of Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Elsevier), 2011 up to now Co-Editor-in-Chief of Psychology of Sport and Exercise (in collaboration with Nikolaos Ntoumanis, UK). Additionally member in several Editorial Boards and councils (e.g. for University strategies and performance measurements). Main research interests are social processes in sports (e.g., home advantage, spectators), expertise in sports (e.g., problem-solving, perception and performance), and diagnostics (e.g., IRT models).
Philippe Terheggen, PhD
Philippe M.A.B. Terheggen PhD, is a Senior Vice President in Journal Publishing at Elsevier and governor for the Dutch Publishers Association. Originally a medical scientist, he has an international background in book and journal publishing, innovation, marketing and sales. His current role at Elsevier is focussed on journal publishing and conferences in areas that cover chemistry and chemical engineering, engineering, energy, green sciences, climate, water management, and geological sciences. Philippe is married with an immunologist and has 2 children.