Melissa Storey offers editorial assistance to authors at each stage in the publication process. She manages publication of papers to academic publishing standards and is responsible for editorial development. She is based north of Melbourne, Australia, and joined Rural and Remote Health as Senior Editor in 2017, following 17 years in academic science publishing. Melissa acknowledges the Wurundjeri people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which she lives and works, and pays her respects to their Elders past and present. She extends that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.