About GSC

Germinate Science Consulting (GSC) is an experimental project for former Nature microbiology editor Andrew Jermy, PhD. 

GSC has a few simple aims:

1) To help researchers ensure that their hard work is communicated in a clear, accurate and complete manner in a draft manuscript. 

2) To demystify the publishing process by providing detailed insight into the editorial assessment of a study, provide advice on how to improve a draft manuscript and on appropriate journals that could be considered for submission. 

3) Through delivery of seminars and workshops, offer training for early (and later) career researchers in a range of topics relating to generating and handling data, communicating and publishing science, and developing a career. 

GSC is currently focussed on serving the microbiology field, but will consider project work and training in other fields also. 

About Andrew Jermy

Andrew gained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester, UK, studying fungal protein trafficking and secretion. He was subsequently a microbiology editor at Nature for more than a decade, joining Nature Reviews Microbiology in 2008 as an associate editor after a brief stint as locum editor on Nature Cell Biology. Over the following 4.5 years Andrew developed a passion for microbiology, editing reviews and writing on all aspects of the field. In January 2013 Andrew joined the Nature team as senior editor, handling primary manuscripts from across the field and championing microbiology in Nature’s pages (and beyond). Andrew left Nature in April 2015 to become the chief editor for the launch of Nature Microbiology, which quickly became established as one of the premier journals in the microbiology publishing landscape. 

In January 2019 Andrew left Nature Microbiology to join his wife's educational resources business and to establish GSC.

Blogs

Why on earth would I need a pre-assessment report on my draft manuscript?

Let’s face it, this may well have been one of the first questions that springs to mind when you glanced through the editorial services that I offer through GSC. For many researchers, a pre-assessment report will be unnecessary and a...

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DIARY: Game changer

Leaving a long-held position can upend the board on which day to day life has been played out for many years. Even with careful planning, where the pieces will land can never be entirely anticipated. So what happened next when this ex-editor decided to roll the dice?

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GSC is… germinated?!!!

If you’re reading this, then welcome to my new little venture – Germinate Science Consulting (GSC). Do please take a look around and let me know what you think. This is something of an experimental project for me, that has...

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