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Arfon Smith

Journal of Open Source Software
Editor-in-Chief
A lapsed academic with a passion for new models of scientific collaboration, Arfon has used big telescopes to study dust in space, built sequencing pipelines in Cambridge and has engaged millions of people in online citizen science by co-founding the Zooniverse.
He’s also been known to publish the odd paper, which, these days are mostly around topics related to scholarly infrastructure and credit for software in academia. He has also accidentally built a few academic journals including, most recently, the Journal of Open Source Software. 
Previously Arfon was at GitHub, helping to bring open source to academia.