Richard van Noorden is a London, U.K.-based science journalist. He is an assistant news editor with Nature Publishing Group at its flagship title, Nature, a position he has held since 2009 when he left Chemistry World, the trade publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He earned an MSci degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2006.
He's written over 100 articles for Nature since 2006, the first of which was an article on climate change. His work has also appeared in Scientific American. Though he's written on a diverse array of subjects, many of his recent pieces focus on the scientific publishing industry and open access publishing efforts: here, here and here (this one is about a reviewer-for-hire system).
He Tweets from @Richvn and every profile of him wants to make sure the reader knows he enjoys philosophy of science, chemistry, crosswords and comedy.