She’s thrilled about the new gig, and hopes to use it to advance transparency in science and support junior researchers. She’s not as thrilled it took so long for a woman to be hired for the job. “A big part of me wishes I wasn’t the first female editor,” Skipper said. “It is a little bit odd for my X chromosome to have acquired so much attention all of the sudden. It really shouldn’t matter whether I’m female or male.”