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: Victoria Richards


Dr Victoria RichardsVictoria joined Communications Chemistry in September 2019. She obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2013, with research experience in the fields of metal-organic frameworks, surface self-assembly, molecular magnetism and main group chemistry. Victoria began her editorial career working on ChemComm and Chemical Science at the Royal Society of Chemistry, before moving to Nature Communications in 2016, where she managed the inorganic, materials and physical chemistry team. Victoria is based in the London office. You can follow Victoria on Twitter @victoriajrich

victoria.richards [at] nature.com

Senior Editor: Teresa Ortner


Teresa joined Communications Chemistry in August 2019. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2016 with a doctoral degree in chemistry. Her diploma studies were on organometallic phosphine complexes for photocatalysis. In her graduate research, she synthesised oxoanionic compounds to study their crystal structures and luminescence properties. For a postdoctoral research fellowship, she moved to UC Riverside, where she worked on the solvothermal synthesis of borides. Teresa is based in the Berlin office. You can follow Teresa on Twitter @tsortner

teresa.ortner [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Huijuan Guo


Huijuan joined Communications Chemistry in April 2022. She received her Masters degree from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science, studying fungal natural product chemistry. She then moved to Germany to receive her PhD in Analytic Chemistry from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, exploring broader aspects of modern genomics/metabolomics/proteomics to investigate natural product biosynthesis as well as medicinal chemistry. Huijuan is based in the Berlin office. You can follow Huijuan on Twitter @guo_huijuan

huijuan.guo [at] nature.com

Consulting Editor: Jet-Sing Lee


Jet has been a Consulting Editor for Communications Chemistry since December 2022. He received his PhD from the University of Liverpool synthesising porous organic materials for energy and environmental applications. He simultaneously undertook a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship during the final year of his PhD at Kyoto University and was promoted to research assistant professor upon graduation. His research focused on metal−organic frameworks, mechanochemistry, and sustainability. Later, he expanded his research toward supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo. Jet joined Springer Nature in August 2022 as an Associate Editor for Communications Materials. He is based in the London office. You can follow Jet on Twitter @jetsinglee