Science of Synthesis Editorial Office

Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor

Responsibilities include the coordination of the Science of Synthesis project; managing the editorial and production departments and new product development.  

Background includes a BSc degree in chemistry and a PhD in organic chemistry completed under the supervision of Professor M. S. Baird at the University of Wales, Bangor. Also, an MBA (with Distinction) from the University of Warwick – Warwick Business School. Extensive editorial experience includes work at Chapman and Hall Ltd., London (now CRC Press, Taylor and Francis).

Phone: +49 (711) 8931-783

E-mail: fiona.shortt@thieme.de        

Dr. Karen M. Muirhead-Hofmann, Senior Scientific Editor

Responsibilities include managing the freelance editorial team, manuscript checking/approval, giving feedback to copy editors, copyediting, proofreading, and project coordination and management.   

Background includes a BSc degree in chemistry from Kingston University, an MSc from the University of St. Andrews completed under the supervision of Dr. D. M. Smith and a PhD from the University of St. Andrews completed under the supervision of Dr. N. P. Botting.  

Phone: +49 (711) 8931-767

E-mail: karen.muirhead@thieme.de 

Dr. Toby Reeve, Senior Scientific Editor

Responsibilities include copyediting, proofreading, and the handling of copyright issues. Also, involvement in the development of new workflows for the Science of Synthesis Updates and Reference Library, particularly relating to the drawings. Checking and approval of drawings as well as project coordination and management.

Background includes an MChem degree and a PhD in chemistry at the University of Leicester, under the supervision of Dr. P. W. Dyer and Dr. S. Handa. Joined Thieme Chemistry following a postdoctoral position in Professor Gennari’s group at the University of Milan.  

Phone: +49 (711) 8931-742

E-mail: toby.reeve@thieme.de        

Dr. Alex Russell, Senior Scientific Editor

Responsibilities include copyediting and proofreading for SOS updates and reference library projects. Making corrections to electronic files at the proof stages and checking the corrections on the revised proofs. Drawing checking/approval. Providing feedback to drawers and/or editors as necessary. Also, project coordination and management.

Background includes a BSc degree in chemistry and a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Birmingham, under the supervision of Dr. J. S. Snaith. This was followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Birmingham with Professor C. W. Wharton and Dr. J. S. Snaith.  

Phone: +49 (711) 8931-788

E-mail: alex.russell@thieme.de

Michaela Frey, Production Coordinator

Responsibilities include managing the editorial/production interface; coordination of our cooperation partners; document template and FTP queries; Web site development, and the electronic production of manuscripts.  

Background includes a degree in publishing studies from the Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart. Previous publishing experience includes working as a book production editor trainee at Orell Füssli Verlag AG (Zurich, Switzerland) and as a student worker at the Center of Solarenergy and Hydrogenresearch (ZSW) (Stuttgart, Germany) creating and producing webpages, leaflets, posters and graphics.  

Phone: +49 (711) 8931-789

E-mail: michaela.frey@thieme.de

Mr. Paul Dzitse, Operations Assistant

Responsibilities include updating our in-house administration database, the coordination of contractual relationships and helping with the preparation of progress sheets.  

Phone: +49 (711) 8931-719

E-mail: paul.dzitse@thieme.de

Freelance Team

In addition to the in-house editorial team we have a number of highly experienced freelance staff:  

Dr. Joe P. Richmond (Heidelberg, Germany) will give support to volume editors and help design their volumes in the appropriate style and structure.  

Dr. Colin Drayton (Woking, UK), Dr. Elinor Hughes (Cambridge, UK), Dr. Jennifer O'Donnell (Guelph, ON, Canada), Dr. Rupert Purchase (Haywards Heath, UK), Dr. Elizabeth Smeaton (Dunblane, UK), Dr. Matthew Weston (Sheffield, UK), Dr. Marcus White (Seoul, South Korea), Dr. Frank Wuggenig (Vienna, Austria) will be copyediting your manuscripts. If they have any queries regarding your contribution during this time they will contact you directly.

 

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