Scientific Publishing from the Inside Out

Jake Yeston Science’s Editor for Physical Sciences Research
Thu, 2019-07-25 10:30 - 12:00
Room 203, New Physics Building

For over 130 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.

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 research content in the physical sciences. Prior to arriving at Science, Jake earned an AB in chemistry from Harvard University in 1996 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley in 2001, with a focus at the interface of synthetic organometallic chemistry and spectroscopy. He conducted postdoctoral research in ultrafast spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany on the Humboldt fellowship, and then worked as a National Research Council fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


(Invited by Prof. Zhong Dongping)