Managing Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Linköping University, Sweden

Talk Title: Biosensors & Bioelectronics journal aims, recommendations and statistics

Dr Turner received her first degree in Chemistry, from Hunan University, China, in 1983 and began her career as a research chemist in Wuhan, China. She then moved to Sweden and obtained a PhD degree from Lund University in 1997 with Professor Gillis Johansson. Her main research area for her PhD was enzyme-based amperometric biosensors.

In March 2000, Dr Tang-Turner was awarded an EU Marie Curie Fellowship and moved to the National University of Ireland in Cork to work with Professor G.G. Guilbault. During a two-year stay there, Dr Tang-Turner mainly worked with immunosensors, screen-printed electrodes and the quartz crystal microbalance.

In March 2002, Dr Tang-Turner moved to Cranfield University in the UK as Scientific Assistant to Professor Anthony Turner and Editorial Assistant for the international journal, Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier). She was granted Academic Status at Cranfield University in 2003. On the recommendation of the Editorial Board, she was then promoted to Assistant Editor and finally to Managing Editor.

In September 2010, Dr Alice Tang-Turner moved to Linköping University, Sweden and continues there as Managing Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics and runs the Editorial Office, personally handling 75% of all submissions to the journal in 2018.

Under her stewardship, the number of submissions to the journal rose from 250 in 2002, to in excess of 4,300 in 2018, and the Impact Factor of the journal rose from 2.5 in 2002, to 9.518 in 2018. Biosensors & Bioelectronics is now ranked first in the ISI Analytical Chemistry section.