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: Elena Belsole orcid.org/0000-0001-6196-5277

Elena has a passion for physics and is enthusiastic about continuously implementing innovative ways to serve the physics community. She holds a PhD in Astrophysics and Space Sciences from Paris VI and conducted her research on X-ray astrophysics at the CEA Saclay (France). She carried out postdoctoral research at Bristol and Cambridge Universities before moving to a career in STM publishing. Before joining Communications Physics she was the executive editor of New Journal of Physics. Elena is based in the London office.

Contact: elena.belsole [at] nature.com


Associate Editor: Saleem Denholme

Saleem joined Communications Physics in October 2017. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow investigating the synthesis and characterisation of transition metal chalcogenide nanomaterials. He then conducted postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Materials Science, Tsukuba and later as assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physics at the Tokyo University of Science. His research interests include low-dimensional materials and iron-based superconductivity. Saleem is based in the London office. 

Contact: saleem.denholme [at] nature.com


Associate Editor: Daniel Payne

Before joining Communications Physics in April 2019, Daniel obtained his PhD from University College London, where he utilised femtosecond lasers to study charge carrier dynamics on metal oxide surfaces via pump-probe spectroscopy. Subsequently, he extended his research to a number of strongly correlated condensed-matter systems, including superconducting and charge density wave materials, at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy. While there, Daniel also gained experience developing ultra-fast light sources based on high harmonic generation. He is passionate about equality and diversity in the physics community. Daniel is based in the London office.

Contact: daniel.payne [at] nature.com