Giuseppe Bee- Editor in Chief (animal – open space)
Giuseppe Bee is the Editor in Chief of the newest addition to the animal family of journals, animal – Open Space. With a wider scope than the flagship animal, animal – Open Space fully embraces Open Science and holds a philosophy that all carefully conducted research, the data linked to that research and associated points of views of the authors, will contribute to knowledge gain. In addition, the animal – Open Space team believes that this knowledge deserves to be rapidly published and open for further discussion from readers and its authors once published. Giuseppe has a long and distinguished career in animal science research and has worked on a number of studies across the globe, most recently at the research station Agroscope in Posieux (Switzerland), where he focused on topics such as nutrient deposition efficiency in growing finishing pigs, and optimal feeding and management strategies of the post weaning piglet. Having spent many years serving as the Editor of the animal – Quality of Animal products section, Giuseppe was excited to take the next step to become Editor in Chief of animal – Open Space. He describes his first five months in this role as challenging, as he becomes accustomed to all that comes with launching a new journal, including defining and describing the scope of the journal, finding suitable editors, and working with the publishers. However, Giuseppe is keen to point out that the journal’s successful launch was the result of an incredible team effort and would not have happened without the help of the EiC of animal, Chair of the Consortium, the members of the editorial, management, and scientific board of the animal consortium. In the coming months and years, Giuseppe wants to bring animal – Open Space to a point where it is recognised as an important member of the animal family and hopes that with the introduction of this new concept (open science, open review process), the journal will be able to initiate and maintain the post-print interaction between its authors and readers. ‘First, I hope that it will “fly”. Second, that the journal will be an important element in the landscape of animal science journals. Third, that people will “fight” to publish their data in this journal and that by doing so, animal – Open Space, with all the data published in official repository, will be considered a “treasure trove” for new research ideas.