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Meet the Team: Bingqing LV, Publishing Relations Manager

on Mon, 02/05/2024 - 19:43

This profile is part of a Scopus blog series, featuring the Secondary Content Operations team. This team looks after the relationships with all third parties such as publishers, societies and funding agencies whose content is included in Scopus, Engineering Village and other multi-publisher platforms.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

A well-equipped journalist happened to step into the publishing industry for 10+ years instead of being a correspondent in Africa. I am an active observer of the rapidly changing world of tech and business driven by curiosity. People find me to be a good listener and storyteller who is fascinated by being creative. I am an amateur portrait photographer. Recently, I’ve been studying nutrition as I have a baby boy and a cat to raise.

When did you join Elsevier?

I joined in May 2021 as the first Publishing Relations manager in Beijing, China.  Publishing Relation Managers ensure strong relationships with third-party partners that provide content and data to Elsevier's multi-publisher platforms including Scopus and Engineering Village. 

What do you love most about your job?

Working in such an inclusive and diverse environment has been very motivating. Every bit of trust from the research community in STM which is acquired through establishing relationships with them is encouraging as Elsevier promotes the betterment of the world and society. And of course working with the smartest and most talented people in Elsevier!

What is the last book you read?

Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric by the Wall Street Journal reporters Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann. It’s a textbook case of mismanagement of an overly complex business.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Chemistry was my favorite subject as it allows me to understand complexity and gives me a chance to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

What keeps you awake at night?

Taking care of an infant is challenging to all I guess, so once I have time to sleep then nothing will awake me.

What is the most interesting thing you have learned recently?

Actually there are two interesting things I recently learned:

  • Your brain is constantly eating itself. This process is called phagocytosis, where cells envelop and consume smaller cells or molecules to remove them from the system. Don’t worry!  Phagocytosis isn't harmful; actually helps preserve your grey matter.
  • Football teams wearing red kits play better. The color of your clothes can affect how you’re perceived by others and change how you feel. A review of football matches in the last 55 years, for example, showed that teams wearing a red kit consistently played better in home matches than teams in any other color.

 

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