XpertScientific has been set up by scientists for scientists and we are 100% scientist-owned and -operated. All our team members are experienced academics with PhD degrees in a variety of disciplines.

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At XpertScientific, our team of permanent members (see below) is complemented by a vast pool of editorial experts from various academic disciplines who perform meticulous scientific editing and proofreading of your research papers, theses, proposals, and other scientific documents. Our expert editors are accomplished academics who bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the academic publishing process to the table. Some even served on the editorial boards of renowned journals in their respective fields, giving them first-hand experience and insight into the rigorous journal screening and evaluation process. With this valuable knowledge, our editors are perfectly equipped to guide you in the preparation of your manuscript and increase your chances of getting published. We have converted many manuscript drafts into published papers, which is reflected by our growing client base in over 80 countries and a wealth of positive testimonials.
For some science consulting projects we also draw on outside expertise, mostly in the form of colleagues we know from our own professional careers and who we employ as freelance scientific advisers.

Meet the people behind XpertScientific

Our team of editors and scientific consultants consists of the following permanent members:

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AcademicEarth & Aquatic SciencesPhysical & Engineering Sciences

Dr Oliver Ross (Principal Scientist - Founder of XpertScientific)

  • MSc in physics
  • PhD in physical oceanography/ biological-physical interactions (NOCS/Univ. Southampton)
  • subject areas: aquatic sciences, earth sciences, oceanography, marine biology, marine optics, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, climatology, geophysics, global change, limnology, meteorology
  • Regular reviewer for several journals including:
    • Aquatic Biology
    • Continental Shelf Research
    • Deep-Sea Research
    • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
    • Global Change Biology
    • Harmful Algae
    • Hydrobiologia
    • ICES J Marine Science
    • J Geophysical Research
    • J Marine Systems
    • J Plankton Research
    • Limnology & Oceanography
    • L&O: Fluids and Environments
    • Marine Ecology Progress Series
    • Progress in Oceanography
  • Reviewer for UK NERC and US NSF research grant proposals
  • Has obtained two Marie Curie fellowships and several research grants
  • Member of the GEOHAB core research project "HABs in stratified systems"
  • Recent projects include:
    • Analyses of oceanographic data (ship based, gliders, floats, AUVs, moorings, remote sensing, time series, spatial analyses, etc.)
    • Lagrangian modelling of phytoplankton
    • 1D vertical turbulence modelling of lakes, estuaries and shelf seas
    • modelling of parasite infectivity on dinoflagellates
    • modelling the DMS cycle
    • 3D modelling of shelf seas and coastal embayments
    • HAB modelling
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AcademicLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Gabriela Aguileta (Managing Editor - Life & Medical Sciences)

  • MSc in biology
  • PhD in genomics/bioinformatics (UCL)
  • Author of several popular science books
  • subject areas: life sciences, genomics, bioinformatics, biology, evolutionary biology, agricultural science, plant science
  • Regular reviewer for several journals including:
    • Bioinformatics
    • BMC Evolutionary Biology
    • Evolution
    • Genetica
    • Genome Biology and Evolution
    • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
    • Journal of Molecular Evolution
    • Methods in Ecology and Evolution
    • Molecular Biology and Evolution
    • Molecular Ecology
    • PLoS One
    • PLoS Genetics
  • Has obtained one Marie Curie fellowship and several research grants
  • Recent projects include:
    • Phylogenetic and Phylogenomic analysis: phylogeny reconstruction, including large scale and genomic datasets. Prediction of optimal phylogenetic markers and barcoding. Molecular dating and ancestral state reconstruction.
    • Development of Phylo-MCOA: a method based on multiple co-inertia analysis for the identification of outlier genes and species in phylogenomic studies.
    • Functional genomics: gene family expansion and functional specialisation analysis; ortholog and paralog prediction.
    • Structural genomics: analysis of the evolution of the genomic content (e.g., transposable elements, repeats, genes) and organisation (e.g., study of gene and genomic region rearrangements).
    • Ecological genomics: identification of rapidly-evolving genes involved in fungal pathogenicity, host specialisation and speciation processes; hybridisation analysis; sexual chromosome evolution in fungi.
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AcademicLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Ildem Akerman

  • MSc in biochemistry
  • PhD in molecular biology (Univ. Oxford)
  • Member of the Beta Cell Biology consortium
  • subject areas: biochemistry, computational biology, genetics, microarray analysis, molecular biology
AcademicLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Justin Cates

  • BSc in biology
  • MD plus PhD in cell-, developmental-, and molecular biology (Tufts U)
  • Professor of Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennesse, USA
  • Experienced editor and member of several editorial boards with >20y clinical and research experience in anatomic pathology and clinical oncology
  • subject areas: biostatistics, clinical studies, evidence-based medicine, medical sciences, oncology, outcome studies, pathology
AcademicLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Maria Martínez García

  • MD plus PhD in medical oncology focused on predictive molecular markers of response in patients with advanced solid tumors treated with MEK and RAF inhibitors in phase I studies (UB)
  • Associate Professor of Oncology at UPF, Barcelona, Spain
  • Head of the Neuro Oncology section and Clinical Research Unit of the Medical Oncology service at Hospital del Mar (Barcelona, Spain), appointed President of the Spanish Neuro-oncology Research Group (GEINO)
  • subject areas: neuro-oncology, molecular therapies, phase I clinical trials, innovative drugs, translational research in gliomas and breast cancer
AcademicLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Joseph Caruso

  • BSc in genetics
  • MD plus PhD in experimental medicine focused on cancer biology (crosstalk between estrogen receptor and dioxin receptor signaling pathways) (McGill U)
  • Former Research Assistant Professor at Wayne State University (MI, USA) and Associate Director of the KCI Proteomics Facility Core
  • Experienced editor and author of peer-reviewed research articles
  • subject areas: apoptosis / autophagy / cell death, bioinformatics, cancer biology, cell signalling, environmental health, protein expression, processing & modification, proteomics / mass spectrometry, toxicology
AcademicLife & Medical SciencesSocial Sciences

Dr Diane Gal

  • MSc in public health (London SHTM)
  • PhD in cardiovascular health (KU Leuven)
  • Former project manager at FIP & WHO and lecturer at U Portsmouth
  • subject areas: bibliometrics, biomarkers, cardiovascular disease, non-communicable diseases, environment and health, epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, infectious disease, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences, physical activity and health, public health, scientometrics
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AcademicEarth & Aquatic SciencesSocial Sciences

Dr Stephanie Gardham

  • BSc hons in biology (U Nottingham)
  • MSc in aquatic resource management (King's College London)
  • PhD in environmental science (ecotoxicology) (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • subject areas: ecotoxicology, risk assessment, pollution and remediation, aquatic ecology, water quality, environmental microbiology and environmental management, climate modelling, conservation biology, marine ecology, plant ecology, plant pathology, and general ecology and biology
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AcademicSocial Sciences

Dr Tod van Gunten

  • MA in humanities & social thought (NYU)
  • PhD in sociology (U Wisconsin-Madison)
  • subject areas: economic and political sociology, sociological theory, social networks, sociology of knowledge, globalization, Latin America and Southern Europe, human/ urban geography
AcademicLife & Medical SciencesPhysical & Engineering Sciences

Dr Jaime Huerta Cepas

  • MSc in biology
  • PhD in genomics (UCM)
  • subject areas: phylogenomics, orthology, gene duplication, metagenomics, databases, numerical tool development for bioinformatics
AcademicSocial SciencesLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Malcolm Keeping

  • BSc hons in zoology/entomology
  • PhD in entomology (U. Witwatersrand)
  • National Research Foundation (South Africa) rated researcher, grant holder and peer reviewer
  • Registered natural scientist - South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
  • subject areas: agriculture, integrated pest management, plant science, plant pathology, host plant resistance, silicon in plants and soils, insect behaviour and chemical ecology, behavioural ecology, entomology, soil science
AcademicEarth & Aquatic Sciences

Dr Silvija Kipson

  • MSc in biology/ecology
  • MSc in environmental science and policy
  • PhD in marine biology (Univ. Zagreb)
  • Appointed national coral expert in Croatia
  • subject areas: aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, marine biology, marine ecology, climate change, conservation
AcademicLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Joel Montane

  • MSc in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • PhD in gene therapy and diabetes (UAB)
  • Several years of experience as science editor associated with the Centre of Excellence for Medicine
  • subject areas: diabetes, immunology, transplantation, infection diseases, biochemistry, gene therapy, molecular biology, genetics, clinical studies
AcademicSocial Sciences

Dr Charlotte Pierrat

  • MSc in geography
  • PhD in geography (Sorbonne)
  • subject areas: biogeography, epidemiology, environmental management, environmental policy, physical/urban/human geography, remote sensing, GIS
AcademicSocial SciencesLife & Medical Sciences

Dr Steve Sims

  • BSc in entomology
  • PhD in entomology (UC Davis)
  • Affil. Prof. Auburn University, Alabama, USA
  • Experienced editor with >30 years research experience as entomologist/toxicologist with focus on agronomy, pest control, and resistance management
  • subject areas: entomology, toxicology, botany, taxonomy, geology, conservation, habitat remediation
AcademicEarth & Aquatic Sciences

Dr Colin Smith

  • BSc hons in geology
  • PhD in geosciences/petrology (Imperial College)
  • subject areas: geodesy, geology, sedimentology, petrology, palaeontology, physical geography

XpertScientific has assisted authors in the publication of thousands of research papers, many of them in leading journals with very high impact factors. Our services cover the full spectrum of academic publishing: editing and proofreading, formatting according to author guidelines, uploading articles to the journal website, assisting with the peer review process, and formulating the responses to both the peer reviewers and the journal editor. With a commitment to delivering prompt and professional service, we are dedicated to supporting our clients not only with the publication of their work but in all their scientific pursuits as part of our consulting work.
We also provide a range of free resources including educational materials to help educate and assist young and first time authors with the publication of their first manuscript.
Our services have been recommended by both publishers and professional societies:

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Ethics statement

All our team members regularly review articles for some of the top scientific journals in our fields. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, we will decline to review a manuscript for a journal, if that manuscript has previously passed through XpertScientific.

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