Véronique Kiermer is Director of Author and Reviewer Services for Nature Publishing Group. She oversees the editorial and research integrity policy agenda of the Nature journals. She obtained her PhD in molecular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her postdoctoral work was in the laboratory of Dr Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, studying the transcriptional regulation of HIV. She then worked on gene therapy projects at the biotechnology company Cell Genesys before moving to NPG in 2004. She was the founding Chief Editor of Nature Methods and subsequently took on publishing responsibility for the title and other online products. In 2010, she became Executive Editor, NPG, overseeing editorial policies and editorial quality assurance for Nature and the Nature journals. In 2014, she took on the newly created role of Director of Author and Reviewer Services with a responsibility for the author and reviewer experience across the publishing portfolios of NPG and Palgrave Macmillan, two divisions of Macmillan Science & Education.