Georgia Francis is a Senior Editorial Assistant for the Nature Reviews journals, who works hard to keep Nature Reviews Physics running smoothly.
What is your role? What do you do?
I’m a Senior Editorial Assistant — I act as a first port of call for authors and editors for the online submission system we use to handle all drafts of manuscripts. I am responsible for ad hoc duties, questions and queries, as well as managing and tracking author and referees via the online database system. I am also responsible for checking and obtaining legal documentation, and ensuring that the flow of manuscripts is timely in relation to peer-review through to acceptance.
What do you enjoy about working on Nature Reviews Physics?
I thoroughly enjoy working with the authors and the editors of Nature Reviews Physics; they make my job rewarding and fun!
What do you find challenging in interacting with physicists (authors, reviewers, editors)?
Part of my role is to ensure that manuscripts are on track for peer-review. Quite often the reviewers require extra time to complete their duties because they’re exceptionally busy! They’re always very polite in response to my emails however which makes the job a little easier.
Which historical figure would you most like to have dinner with — and why?
The historical figure I would most like to have dinner with is definitely Charles Darwin – I’d just be eager to see what he was like in person and express amazement at his influential work on evolution and humanity in general!