Dr. Jake Yeston
Title: Scientific Publishing From The Inside Out
Abstract: For 140 years, Science Magazine has presented a weekly selection of the finest research across the full spectrum of scientific disciplines. Our goal remains to keep scientists well-informed about important developments within and also beyond their own fields of research, and to encourage collaborative thinking. This talk will discuss how the staff at Science engages the research community all over the world to determine which papers to publish, and also how we envision maintaining and enhancing our value to the community in the rapidly evolving publication landscape.
Speaker Bio: Jake Yeston joined the staff at Science in 2004, with responsibilities to edit and coordinate review for original research submissions in chemistry and overlapping segments of biochemistry and applied physics. In his current role as Editor, he oversees all research content in the physical sciences and helps set journal policy, with a particular focus on improving data archiving practices. Prior to arriving at Science, Jake earned an AB in chemistry from Harvard University in 1996, working with Eric Jacobsen, and then a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley in 2001 under Bob Bergman and Brad Moore, with a focus on infrared flash kinetics of rhodium-mediated C-H activation. He conducted postdoctoral research in ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy, first with Karl Kompa at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany on a Humboldt fellowship, and then with Ted Heilweil as a National Research Council fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.