Who Are Journal Editors?: An Interview With Stephanie Kinnan

About Stephanie Kinnan

Stephanie Kinnan is an Editorial Assistant at Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which is published by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). ASGE, with more than 14,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. At Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Stephanie is part of the editorial division and is involved in the initial process of evaluating manuscripts that are submitted to GIE. She is responsible for all the submissions that have been made to GIE and coordinating with the relevant departments in the editorial division to ensure that the manuscripts are evaluated thoroughly prior to they being accepted or rejected. She is also involved in promoting the content published by Gastrointestinal Endoscopy via social media and podcasts.

About the Interview

In this interview series, we will take you through the various steps that a manuscript follows at Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the editorial and ethical challenges faced by journals. Stephanie also provides some highlights on how they reward peer reviewers and the expectations that journals have for the articles that are sent to them for publication. Stephanie also shares some insights into the latest trends in academic publishing and how VideoGIE, an online-only, open access journal publishes original, peer-reviewed video case reports and case series of endoscopic procedures. Stephanie also shares some details about her involvement at ASGE and highlights on the 2016 ISMTE conference at Philadelphia, PA. She also shares some useful tips that would help early-career professionals increase their awareness of academic publishing.

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