Our in-house editors are PhD-level scientists with research experience. All in-house editors work full-time for the journal to oversee the review process, handle manuscripts as primary editors, liaise with our Editorial Board Members and enforce journal policy. Editors also engage in other activities on behalf of the journal, such as attending and organizing conferences and meeting with scientists at their institutions. 

In-house editors work closely with our Editorial Board Members to ensure that all manuscripts are subject to the same editorial standards and journal policies. 

Chief Editor: Luke Batchelor orcid.org/0000-0002-9133-0579

Luke joined Nature Research in 2012 as an editor handling a range of topics in chemistry and materials science for Nature Communications. Subsequently he managed their inorganic and physical chemistry team, before becoming Chief Editor of Communications Chemistry in 2017. Prior to joining Nature Research he obtained his PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Manchester, with postdoctoral work at Université Paris Sud XI. Luke is based in the London office.

Contact: l.batchelor [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Andrew Bissette orcid.org/0000-0002-4062-4761

Andrew joined Communications Chemistry in August 2017. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010 with a degree in chemistry, then obtained a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2015. His doctoral work concerned the role of self-reproducing lipid aggregates in prebiotic chemistry. He remained at Oxford to carry out postdoctoral research, using super-resolution optical microscopy to characterize autocatalytic reactions. Andrew is based in the London office.

Contact: andrew.bissette [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Prateek Dongare orcid.org/0000-0002-4630-4865

Prateek joined Communications Chemistry in July 2018. He received his PhD in chemistry from Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada in 2014. This was followed by postdoctoral research at Uppsala University, Sweden and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. His research was focused on proton-coupled electron transfer reactions, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and fabrication of dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells. Prateek is based in the London office. 

Contact: prateek.dongare [at] nature.com