Careers in scientific publishing and tips on getting published in Nature Communications

Timothy Powell graduated from the University of London in 1993, and went on to complete his DPhil in 1998 with Gordon MacPherson at The Dunn School studying DC-T cell interactions. He then spent 3 years at the Institute for Animal Health at Compton, and 4 years at The Trudeau Institute working on characterising T cell responses to influenza virus infection. Subsequently he gained a career development fellowship and worked as a postdoc in Alain Townsend’s lab at the WIMM and in the Respiratory Medicine Unit at Oxford on various aspects of respiratory virus infection, immunity and vaccine design. In 2020 he changed career path and joined Springer Nature Publishing as an Associated Editor. In July 2022 he becase a full time Senior Editor at Nature Communications where he handles general immunology, immune cell biology, systems immunology, and anti-viral immunity. He will discuss his career, and what it is like to be an editor at, and how to publish in, Nature Communications