Dr. Erika Pastrana is Editorial Director for the Nature Research Journals and oversees the health and applied portfolio. For over 5 years, she has been developing Springer Nature’s editorial policy for code sharing, peer review and publication and has led several new initiatives to test the use of container platforms for peer review and publication of code. Since April 2022, she is working to develop SN’s Open Science Roadmap.
Erika is part of several cross-disciplinary working groups related to code publication and sharing including the FORCE11 Software Citation Journals Task Force and NISO’s working group for developing reproducibility badges for computational work. She is also Board Member of the digital preservation platform CLOCKSS.
Erika obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience and worked as a researcher at Columbia University prior to becoming an editor in 2010.