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Distinguished Editors Series

The PSU Distinguished Editors Series was inaugurated in 2006. The objective is to invite luminaries in the medico-scientific publishing industry to share their publishing and writing insights with Singapore's scientific and medical community. In addition to delivering lectures, these eminently-qualified editors are invited to conduct scientific writing seminars as well as provide consultation to policy makers and research teams.




Distinguished Editors Series: Cell Masterclass on Scientific Writing

3 & 4 November 2014, Monday & Tuesday, NUHS Tower Block

Dr Emilie Marcus, CEO, Cell Press & Editor-in-Chief, Cell 


Dr Emilie Marcus is the Editor-in-Chief of Cell since 2007 and become the CEO of Cell Press in 2012. After a successful graduate and postdoctoral research career at Yale University followed by the Salk Institute and UCSD, she joined Neuron as its editor for 5 years before joining Cell in 2003.


In addition to her role in setting the scientific vision for the journal, Marcus conceived and launched the “Article of the Future” the newest wave of e-publishing, the “author-pays” Cell Reports, the  Lunch&Learn  series  of  HBS  Case  Study  discussion  as  management training tool, and the Leading Edge section in Cell which expands the realm of content in the journal beyond primary research results.


Outside of Cell Press, Marcus has been a major contributor to debates on issues facing scientific publishing. She has served as a panelist on open debates about alternative publishing models at Harvard and Brandeis Universities and on the publishing ethics panel at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Council of Science Editors. She also contributed  to  debate  around  the  value  and  robustness of the peer-review process, handling potential conflicts of interest  for  authors,  reviewers  and  editors,  scientific  misconduct and data manipulation, the impact of new information technologies (blogs, wikis and data and text-mining capabilities), new publishing business models, and the uses and abuses of the impact factor as a measure of journal quality.



3 November 2014, Monday, 4pm - 5pm, Auditorium, Level 1, NUHS Tower Block

Lecture "The Future of Scientific Publishing"


4 November 2014, Tuesday, 9am - 11.30am, Seminar Room 08-03, Level 8, NUHS Tower Block

"Writing for Cell" Workshop


 To register, please click here.



There are plans to invite more Distinguished Editors to share their insights, issues and tips on the biomedical publication processes with the medico-scientific community here in Singapore.

Do keep a lookout for our announcements issued from time to time.