Richard White

Chief Editor, Scientific Reports, Nature Research

Richard White is the Chief Editor at Scientific Reports, an online, open access journal. He is responsible for all aspects of the editorial process at the journal, overseeing the flow of manuscripts from submission to acceptance. He joined the company in 2009 as one of the founding editors at Nature Communications where he handled a wide range of papers in the chemical sciences. He obtained an MChem in biological chemistry from the University of Leicester and remained there to complete a PhD in organic chemistry, investigating the mechanistic behaviour of azabicyclic molecules and producing analogues of poison-dart frog toxins. Richard also undertook postdoctoral studies in the total synthesis of natural products at the Australian National University in Canberra.