Nature, the international weekly journal of science, was launched on 4th of November 1869. The past 150 years have seen an incredible amount of change in our understanding of the world, how discovers are made and who does them. Looking back through Nature’s history affords a fascinating insight into the history of science itself, the scientific community and the role of scientific journals.
Dr. Magdalena Skipper is Editor in Chief of Nature and Chief Editorial Advisor for Nature Research. A geneticist by training, she holds a PhD from University of Cambridge, UK. She has considerable editorial and publishing experience, having worked as Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Genetics, Senior Editor for genetics and genomics at Nature and Editor in Chief of Nature Communications. She is passionate about mentorship, research integrity in science and innovation in science publishing. As part of her desire to promote underrepresented groups in research, in 2018 she co-launched the Nature Research Inspiring Science Award for early-career female researchers.