Editor-in-Chief of Nature and of the Nature Publishing Group
Campbell began working at Nature in 1979 and was appointed physical sciences editor in 1982. After leaving the journal in 1988 to start the publication Physics World, the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics, he returned to Nature as Editor-in-Chief in 1995. He heads a team of about 90 editorial staff around the world. He takes direct editorial responsibility for the content of Nature's editorials, writing some of them. He is the seventh editor-in-chief since the journal was launched in 1869. His role is to ensure that the quality and integrity appropriate to the Nature name are maintained, and that appropriate individuals are appointed as chief editors of Nature-branded publications. He sits on the executive board of Nature's parent company, Nature Publishing Group.