Meet our latest Gold Contributor – Section Editor Gwyn Gould

Gwyn Gould is Professor of Cell Biology at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences in Scotland, where his research uses a combination of super-resolution imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to understand glucose transporter regulation and Raman imaging to study single cell metabolism. He is a PeerJ Section Editor for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.

He recently also became just the sixth researcher to become a Gold Contributor to PeerJ, putting him in the top 0.1% of contributors since we launched over a decade ago.

Gwyn joined the Editorial Board of PeerJ in 2017 and has been a Section Editor since 2021. He has edited over 270 articles, of which 104 have since been published. The articles he has edited have accrued over 125,000 views and 366 citations. Amazingly, over half of the articles for which Gwyn has been the handling editor have been published in the last 14 months. 

Gwyn has also published three articles in the journal:

Gwyn writes: “I like PeerJ’s stance on data replication studies and open access. This encourages the sharing of data and confirmatory studies which have an important role in science. It is also leading the way on Open Access.”

Gwyn also contributed to our ongoing series “Advice to My Younger Self” in which he elaborated on his 5 Tips for Early Career Researchers:

  1. Focus on your happiness and fulfilment, and not just in the lab.
  2. Remember that doing research and teaching is a privilege.
  3. Find good mentors (and be one too).
  4. Learn to switch off.
  5. Learn to say no.

Everyone at PeerJ feels incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with Gwyn, and we send our sincere thanks for his massive and significant contribution to the journal, and to open science.

PeerJ Contribution Points

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