The ReviewerCredits Team
ReviewerCredits was launched in 2017 by two enthusiastic active researchers, Giacomo Bellani and Robert Fruscio and it is now a well-organized and fast growing start-up company.
A professional with solid managerial and commercial experience in multinational companies and advertising agencies, Valeria Mazzon has over twenty years’ experience in the Marketing & Communication sector, most of which in the digital field. Passionate about advertising and its dynamics of fruition on the market, she enthusiastically faces the challenge of digital and new media, already in 1997. Before joining ReviewerCredits.com as Executive Director, Valeria has been leading Adform Italy as Country Manager and prior to this, Valeria has been covering managerial roles and at Yahoo! Italy for over 10 years. Graduated in Political Science at the University of Milan, Valeria obtained her Masters in Corporate Communication Publitalia ’80, in this role Valeria has brought extensive digital and commercial experience in the organization of services.
Publisher Relations Manager
Elena D’Alessandro has several years of experience in STM publishing. As journal editor in international publishing houses, as Elsevier and Edra LSWR, she gained extensive experience in managing peer review process and indexing, focusing on editorial stategies to develop journals and related products.
Having covered different positions – in a journalistic and communication society, international publishing houses – she is experienced also as web editor, skilled in content management, scientific communication, quality assurance and editing. Hard working, passionate, reliable, enjoys keeping abreast of new developments and facing new challenges.
Matteo Mondini has ten years of experience in web and software development. After being for six years (2012 – 2018) the head of IT & Software Development section of GiViTI, an evaluation group for Intensive Care Units supported by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, he now dedicates his time to freelancing and teaching computer science. He has worked on several projects in different contexts: industrial automation (Brembo, SIAC), web development (SIRIS, Artshell, AVEPA), clinical data collection and management (Mario Negri, Niguarda Hospital) as well as advanced research projects in startups (Skemis). In ReviewerCredits, Matteo is responsible for the development and maintenance of the website and its related functions. He continuously searches the next challenging project to participate in.
Content Development ManagerLucia Steele has over 20 years’ experience in STM publishing. Whilst being a member of ICMJE and managing the peer review process for several top tier journals, she was acting as editorial office for the European Journal of Ophthalmology. She has been instrumental in the development of some of the key features in Editorial Manager, one of the leading manuscript submission systems. She is focused on reviewing and strengthening policies and procedures, evaluating and deploying alternative solutions to improve efficiencies, liaising to journal editors, publishers and partners. Her long experience in scientific publishing makes her very attentive to editors’ and publishers’ needs, offering viable solutions to successfully integrate with ReviewerCredits.
Co-Founder and President
Giacomo Bellani is Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Intensive Care Unit of San Gerardo Hospital. At the same institution, after MD graduation, he completed the postgraduate training program in Anesthesia and Critical Care. Clinical and preclinical research has always been complementary to his clinical activities: he authored more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and about 10 book chapters. Research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, MA between 2003 and 2005. In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Biomedical technology. His research interests are largely focused on monitoring of ARDS and mechanical ventilation. One of the few Italians not caring for soccer, he loves baseball and has been a Red Sox fan since 2003.
Experienced entrepreneur since 2000, Veronica Mariani founded and managed her own company in the internet industry. With a team of over 40 people she successfully created great web sites, still constantly growing and gaining profitable economic results. In 2017 she succeeded in selling 3 business units within her company and from that moment on she started offering support to new companies as an Advisor. She is passionate about helping startups in their growth and in supporting entrepreneurs in defining the strategic vision and managing the company in its early stages. As Business Angel, invested in some companies mainly in the Digital industry, where she covers different roles. She is always looking for new investment opportunities to feed her passion for creating successful businesses. Her strong organisational skills and problem solving ability have become well known, certainly mastered thanks to the training as a mother of four children!
Strategic AdvisorGiulio Zuanetti is a STM Publishing veteran, having worked in several global publishing companies including Adis WoltersKluwer Health and Springer HealthCare. More recently, he served as CEO of Wichtig Publishing, whose journal portfolio has been acquired by Sage Publishing in January 2018. He led the launch of new titles in the Point of Care and Health Technology Assessment areas and has been an author, reviewer and editor in chief of several medical journals. The challenges of finding appropriate peer reviewers for manuscripts submitted to his journals are very familiar to him, hence his interest in ReviewerCredits.
Co-FounderRobert Fruscio is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Gynecological Unit of San Gerardo Hospital. Before MD graduation and during the residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology he conducted an intense preclinical research activity at Mario Negri Institute (Milan) and at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Gynecologic Oncology. His research interests are focused on molecular biology of ovarian cancer, and on prevention and treatment of gynecological malignancies. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and 2 book chapters