Author Workshop

Scientific publishing – a practitioner’s perspective


Silke Morin, Managing Editor, Molecular Metabolism
Thomas Schwarz-Romond, Executive Publisher

This workshop will introduce participants to:

  • general principles of scientific publishing,
  • ethical issues in publication- and peer-review,
  • describe the day to day editorial process at Molecular Metabolism.


Our interactive format provides participants with ‘practitioner-insights’ to navigate the complex publication eco-system more effectively.

Presenter Bios

Silke Morin earned her MA in the Neurosciences in 2003, after 5 years as research assistant at the University of Austin, Texas.

Following her desire to teach fundamental biology, Silke served as adjunct and assistant professor at Austin Community College from 2004-2011.

In March 2012, Silke became Publication Manager at the Institute for Diabetes & Obesity (IDO) in Munich, Germany; together with the IDO-Director and Editor in Chief Matthias Tschöp, Silke launched and started to developed Molecular Metabolism. 

Since 2015, Silke is formally contracted by Elsevier and manages all editorial tasks at Molecular Metabolism, including the peer-review process, copy-editing, outreach and social media activities.

Thomas Schwarz-Romond received his PhD in 2003 for the discovery and functional characterization of a new Wnt-signaling component in the lab of W. Birchmeier, MDC Berlin.

Moving into cell-biological and structural studies of this developmental and disease-relevant pathway, Thomas joined the lab of M. Bienz at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge, UK for postdoctoral work, funded by EMBO- and Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships.

Attracted by a broader perspective on molecular biology, Thomas accepted a scientific editor position at The EMBO Journal, where he handled the areas of Signal Transduction, Molecular Biology of Diseases, Metabolism, Cancer & Stem Cells from 2006-2015.

After completion of a complementary MBA, Thomas moved in April 2015 to his current position in Elsevier’s Berlin office.

Supporting Publication
Organized by
  • Elsevier
  • ubmb foundation
  • University of Miami