What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work

I am Associate Professor of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. I am an Associate Alumni, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Scholar, Egypt Clinical Scholar Research Training and Harvard Medical School. I am an Associate Editor in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and mentor for peer reviewers in the Web of Science Academy.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

As an associate editor in a gold open access journal and medical educator, I believe that science should be available for everyone in an unrestricted manner to promote reproducibility of scientific research. Furthermore, as a DORA signatory, I believe that the quality of the research article is a collaborative task of its editors, publisher, authors, and reviewers regardless of the access type. The ASAPbio Fellows Program will allow me to implement my vision and contribute with other members in improving the quality of open peer review and making preprint a norm in science communication.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am incredibly excited about peer review and its impact on the quality of science. I am looking forward to enhancing the culture of open peer
review among researchers and improving the quality of open peer review.

Ask me about…

Peer review, writing, medical education.

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