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Katharine Barnes, Managing Editor of Nature Protocols, introduces herself.

  • - Hello, my name is Katharine Barnes, 00:01
  • and I'm the Managing Editor of Nature Protocols. 00:04
  • I've worked at Nature Protocols since 2006 00:07
  • when I was the Chief Editor for the launch 00:10
  • of Nature Protocols in the summer of that year. 00:12
  • Nature Protocols is a fun journal. 00:16
  • We're really interested in methods, 00:18
  • and how to reproduce methods, 00:20
  • and so we publish really, really detailed information 00:22
  • about how to reproduce methods 00:25
  • in the hope that scientists can take 00:27
  • the methods they see in the top papers, 00:29
  • or the methods they want to use 00:31
  • that they've never used before 00:34
  • that other people have been using for years, 00:35
  • and we hope that we publish really detailed information 00:38
  • to help them do that in their research. 00:41
  • Before I worked at Nature Protocols, I was the Chief Editor 00:44
  • of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 00:48
  • which is a reviews journal, 00:50
  • and I moved across to do that in 2001, 00:52
  • and that was my first job in publishing. 00:56
  • Between 1999 and 2001, I was a post-doc 00:59
  • at the University of Pittsburgh 01:02
  • in the Department of Pharmacology, 01:04
  • and my project was investigating the cell cycle phosphatase 01:06
  • of particularly Cdc25B, 01:11
  • but also the other Cdc25 family members. 01:13
  • I enjoyed my post-doc, but the parts of the post-doc 01:17
  • that I enjoyed most were the parts 01:21
  • involved with the publication process, 01:22
  • so I enjoyed writing papers, 01:25
  • contributing to papers other people were writing. 01:26
  • I was lucky enough to be involved 01:30
  • in writing a review paper, and also, 01:31
  • I was peer-reviewing other people's papers 01:35
  • with the aid of my boss, 01:37
  • which was really interesting experience, 01:39
  • and really helped me in my own research as well. 01:42
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Katharine Barnes

Managing Editor, Nature Protocols, Nature Research

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