Professor Jacqueline Leta is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is currently the head of the Science Diffusion and Education Department at the Institute, where she has been carrying out research on Brazilian science with an emphasis on gender issues and health sciences. In 2005, she worked as a Post Doc at Leuven Catholic University, in Belgium, under the supervision of Dr Wolfgang Glanzel. In 2008 she founded the Brazilian Meeting of Bibliometric and Scientometric, which is currently in its 8th edition; a year later, she was the Chair of the 12th ISSI conference, in Rio de Janeiro. She authored dozens of articles in international and national journals and, at the present, besides teaching at undergraduate and graduate, she supervises masters and PhD students, as well as she, coordinates the research project “Brazilian scientific communication: mapping factors that contribute to choosing open access journals”, which is awarded a grant from CNPq/Brazil.

Dr Andrey Mikhaylov is a senior researcher at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) and Head of the Laboratory for Geography of Innovation at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia. He is a specialist in the geography of knowledge and innovation with strong expertise in spatial scientometrics and scientometric mapping. He has widely published in this area


Editorial Board Member

Dr Bernd Markscheffel is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Information and Knowledge Management of the Technical University, Ilmenau, Germany. His research interests are at the intersection of Information Systems and Information Science, with a focus on the analytical nature of the information. He is a member and coordinator of the global interdisciplinary research network "Collaboration in Science and in Technology" (COLLNET) and Advisory Editor of the COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management (CJSIM). He authored more than 80 articles and chapters in books and national and international journals and chaired and organized several international conferences on Scientometrics, Internet Technology, Security and Information Systems.

Editorial Advisor

Professor Mammo Muchie is PhD and MPhil from the University of Sussex, the UK in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development (STI&D). He is globally recognised for his work in innovation studies and in the institutionalisation of various important activities in this area. He has huge repositories of research work that includes 400 research papers, book chapters, articles, and several books. He has taught over 400 doctoral candidates in doctoral academies across the world in the Globelics, Africalics, Cicalics, Indialics networks. He has been invited to present in various important conferences and is actively engaged with the media in taking the work on innovation systems forward.

His research work in innovation studies and policy engagements have influenced the development of innovation systems in different countries, especially in Africa. Among his contributions include playing a key role in establishing the Globelics (International network of scholars in innovation studies), founding Africa Post-Graduate Academy, founding the African Journal on Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) in 2008, in which he serves as its Editor-in-Chief among others.