Careers in Science Publishing
A lot of students choose science and engineering courses for graduation and post-graduation degrees as there are best science-technology jobs available after completing a degree. Publishing industry is becoming one of the important choices in terms of career for science-engineering graduates along with students completing degrees from all other streams. Academic publishing is the sub-field of publishing which covers academic research, while another sub-field, scientific publishing focuses on science and related research. To name a few, following are some renowned scientific publishing houses dedicated for Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) research.
Taylor & Francis
Broadly, scientific work is published in a journal, book and thesis. A research journal is a periodical publication intended to advance the progress of science, by reporting new research findings studied by students, researchers, professors and scientists. As a career option, jobs at journals give students a chance to stay in touch with science after completing graduation degrees and even after leaving laboratories once PhDs are completed. Journal publishing offers an attractive working environment. To publish any result/finding in a journal is a long and rigorous process which involves stages like creation, acquisition, editing, production, printing (or soft versions), marketing, and distribution. These stages demand skilled professionals having skillsets required for publishing industry and command on language. The journals, sometimes, for various aspects of mentioned stages, take help from specialist service providers and freelancer professionals. Freelancing is a concept in which a self-employed person (often working on several jobs) or student offers editing services to multiple journals. Every publishing house has various departments for the smooth functioning like human resources, finance, legal/data protection, information technology (IT), research & analysis, content management, editorial publishing, production, business development, marketing and sales. Science-engineering domain candidates can opt for IT, analysis, content solutions and editorial-publishing departments while applying for a job. The editorial-publishing research division staffs are committed to support researchers-scientists through advancing discovery and communicating science. Following are some of the posts whose job profiles are suitable for science-engineering candidates.
Editor (Assistant/Associate/Senior), Review Journal Editor, Managing Editor, Journal Publishing Manager, Content Reviewer/Manager, Development Editor, Research Analyst, Scientific Writer, Digital Producer, Editorial Assistant, Editorial Adviser and Document Developer.
Candidates who enjoy science-writing can choose a career in science journalism. Science journalism covers reporting the multifaceted and important issues of daily life in which science and technological aspect is involved. In conclusion, scientific publishing is an amazing and fascinating career option for science-engineering candidates.
Dr. Avinash Deore is a Senior Scientific Writer at Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions Private Limited.
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