Josephine Esther Sciortino

Josephine E. Sciortino
Managing Editor, Canadian Science Publishing; Lecturer, M.P.S. in Publishing, George Washington University
GW Education Center in Alexandria, VA
1925 Ballenger Avenue
Suite 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Publication Ethics
  • STM Journal Publishing
  • Editorial Office Management
  • Journal Marketing and Promotion
  • Journal Editing
  • Management and Leadership

Josephine has been working in journal publishing for over 20 years. She has worked for commercial and non-profit publishers. As Managing Editor at Canadian Science Publishing, the largest nonprofit journal publisher in Canada, she manages a team of scientific publishing and production editors for eight scientific journals. 

She has worked with various biomedical societies in the management of their specialty journals. As founding Managing Editor for the Canadian Urological Association Journal and with the direction of the Editor, Josephine established an editorial board and editorial policies, finalized the journal design, and maintained a steady revenue stream.

Josephine has also worked as a freelance editor for local authors.


  • Master of Professional Studies in Publishing, George Washington University
  • Master of Arts, McGill University
  • B.A. in Journalism, Concordia University
  • B.A. in Sociology, Bishop’s University


Google Scholar

Josephine, along with her editors, have written articles on journal publishing. Josephine also edited a patient book on urology. She has written on the following topics: conflict of interest, digital publishing and editorial processes.


  • Board Member, Advisory Board, Master of Professional Studies in Publishing, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University, 2019
  • Graduate Distinguished Scholar Award, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University, 2019
  • Director, Public Library Advisory Committee, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, 2017-present
  • President, Friends of the Pointe-Claire Library, Quebec, 2017-present

Classes Taught

  • The Professional Editor