Editorial Team

Editorial and Creative Board

Editors-in-Chief

Description: The Editors-in-Chief of Sciential will be responsible for overlooking all editorial, creative, and managerial duties, while ensuring the best quality of publications in the journal. They represent the journal in the face of the readers, authors, the SIS, potential sponsors, and partners. The Editors-in-Chief will finalize all publication decisions and creative decisions for the journal and are responsible for meeting all legal requirements.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of an Editor-in-Chief that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level III or above
  3. One year of experience at Sciential

Number of Positions: 2

Editors-in-Chief for 2020-2021: Ishita Paliwal and Isabel Dewey

Senior Editors

Description: The Senior Editors of Sciential will be responsible for facilitating and overlooking the peer-review process. Senior Editors will assign the work to Editors who will review the submission, and once done, will send it back to the Senior Editors who will contact the authors about any outstanding work and/or documentation, the deadlines for final edits and the status of the submission. The Senior Editors will also conduct pre- and post- peer-review and finalize all work before its printed and online publication.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of a Senior Editor that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level III or above
  3. One semester of experience as an Editor of Sciential

Number of Positions: 2

Senior Editors for 2020-2021: Stefano Biasi and Reza Khorvash

Editors

The Editors of Sciential are responsible for carefully reviewing the submitted work to ensure abidance to our standardized editorial guidelines. They will be required to collaborate with a co-editor and the Senior Editor for each assigned submission. By request, Editors will be required to contribute submissions to the journal.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of an Editor that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level II or above

Number of Positions: 9

Editors for 2020-2021: Caitlin Reintjes, Kasia Tywonek, Zoya Adeel, Emerald Lin, Kushi Malhotra, Naomi Suzuki, Dalen Koncz, Lavanya Sinha, Keerat Grewal

Creative Director

The Creative Director of Sciential will be responsible for managing all tasks that involve artwork, and for duty distribution within the Creative Board. The Creative Director will be in direct communication with the Editors-in-Chief and the Senior Editor to advise and facilitate creative work pertaining to any submissions, promotional material, and website maintenance.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of a Graphic Designer that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level II or above

Number of Positions: 1

Creative Director for 2020-2021: Youssef El-Sayes

Graphic Designers

The Graphic Designers of Sciential will be responsible for creating a visually appealing format of the journal by overlooking website maintenance and formatting all accepted submissions. The Graphic Designers will also have a key role with the peer-review process of submitted infographics and any manuscripts that involve artwork.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of a Graphic Designer that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate Student at McMaster University
  2. Level I or above
  • Website maintenance experience is an asset

Number of Positions: 2

Graphic Designers for 2020-2021:Danial Aminaei and Angelina Lam

Illustrators

Description: The Illustrator of Sciential will be responsible for the creative design of cover and back pages, illustrating for selected submissions, assisting and reviewing infographics and other submissions that incorporate artwork, and designing advertising posters for submissions, position applications, and other journal-related projects.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of an Illustrator that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level I or above

Number of Positions: 2

Illustrators for 2020-2021: Roushan Tabassum and Simran Kaur

Communications Coordinator

Description: The Communications Coordinator of Sciential will be responsible for keeping organized records of attendance, meeting minutes, and journal-associated deadlines. They will be asked to document all progress and to remind the team of any outstanding tasks, upcoming deadlines, and other related information. Communications Coordinators will also be responsible for organizing folders and files, constructing spreadsheets, and managing incoming and outgoing emails.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of a Communications Coordinator that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level II or above
  3. Typing speed of >45WPM is an asset

Number of Positions: 1

Communications Coordinator for 2020-2021: Mahnoor Memon

Social Media Coordinator

Description: The Social Media Coordinator of Sciential will be responsible for managing all social media outlets associated with the journal and increasing the outreach of the journal. They will be requested to write short lay summaries for all published submissions and designing engaging posts for Sciential’s Facebook page and Instagram account. 

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of a Social Media Coordinator that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate student at McMaster University
  2. Level II or above

Number of Positions: 2

Social Media Coordinator for 2020-2021: ___

Financial Operations Coordinator

Description: The Financial Operations Coordinator of Sciential will work closely with the Editors-in-Chief to obtain internal and external funding for journal’s purposes. They will be asked to seek sponsors and funding applications, manage Sciential’s bank account, and record all relevant funds and transactions associated with the journal's operations.

Requirements: The following are the requirements for the position of a Financial Operations Coordinator that must be met:

  1. Undergraduate Student at McMaster University
  2. Level II or above
  3. Previous experience with financial management is as asset

Number of Positions: 1

Communications Coordinator for 2020-2021: ____

Senior Advisors

Dr. Kimberley Dej - School of Interdisciplinary Sciences

Dr. Veronica Rodriguez Moncalvo - School of Interdisciplinary Sciences

Dr. Katie Moisse - School of Interdisciplinary Sciences

Abeer Siddiqui - Science Librarian