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Meet the Team: Nancy Hu, Publishing Relations Manager

on Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:42

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.

Name: Nancy Hu

Job title: Publishing Relations Manager

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My education background includes economics, literature and sociology, which is as diversified as my curiosity and interests. My interest lies not only in social science, but natural science as well. That is why I love my job very much - it gives me opportunities to contribute to the distribution of these knowledges.

When did you join Elsevier? I joined Elsevier in 2021 as a Publishing Relations Manager, but my relationship with Elsevier started long before that. In 2005, I did some translation work for Handbook of The Philosophy of Science Series, a well-known professional book series published by Elsevier. Since 2019, I have been helping with journal selection work for Scopus for the China Local Board office of CSAB.

Which office are you based in? Beijing, China.

What do you love most about your job? It makes me proud to work in a team that contributes to science and technology development while safeguarding the intellectual property rights.

What’s the last book you read? The Phoenix Project, a novel about IT, DevOps, and helping your business win. The book helps me understand how digital project works and changes my view of IT organization.

How would you explain your job to a stranger on a bus? My job is to help scholars and researchers to make their papers and research be visible to a broader audience.

What’s one thing you want people to know about Elsevier? Definitely our mission. “Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.” It is not merely words, but a set of practices that Elsevier is carrying forward.

Tell us about a time you made a Content Partner smile! My content partner’s content appeared in Elsevier solutions and is now read by more and more readers!

What’s the most exciting part of your job? Working at Elsevier gives me exposure to comprehensive knowledge and diversified people. Every day I will learn something interesting, from different people, both internally and externally. It is amazing to work with infinite possibilities.

What keeps you awake at night? Excitement and passion about the unknown future. The further something is from what I have planned, the more excited I am to think about the possibilities and update my “to do” list.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week? I have been reading a lot on psychology recently and learning how to deal the relationships between thoughts and brain activity and how to be a better friend to emotions.