Phill Jones

Phill Jones is a technology and publishing professional whose career is a complex, diverse and occasionally nebulous thing. He’s worked in editorial, outreach, scientometrics, consultancy, product and technology at such places as JoVE, Digital Science, and Emerald

Phill volunteers on the SSP annual conference organizing committee and the STM association Future Labs. He’s also a member of the Researcher to Reader advisory board and is a frequent public speaker at conferences and seminars.

In a former life, he was a cross-disciplinary research scientist at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Harvard Medical School. Phill lives in Edinburgh with his wife, two kids and dog.

Articles by Phill Jones

We’re not Drop-outs, We’re Quitters. There’s a Difference!

It was a little while back now that a controversial blogger attacked one or more of the authors of the Scholarly Kitchen for being former academics, questioning whether such people should be working in publishing. In today’s post, Phill Jones argues that such rhetoric contributes to a stigma that is damaging to the health of academia.