Martin S. O’Neill is passionate about protecting intellectual property rights. In ISO, he was known as “Mr. Positive,” due to the constructive approach he takes to problem-solving. He has on two occasions rescued publications operations from administrative chaos and earned the nickname “Mr. Fix-It.”
He marks the highlight of his career as when he set up one of the first peer-reviewed English-language journals with an Asian editor-in-chief based in Asia. Nonlinear Optics was reviewed in Nature on first publication. Upon reflecting on a rewarding career, Mr. O’Neill attributes his success to meeting the expectations and aspirations of all involved in the publishing process – editors, authors, readerships, distributors, and the marketing, production and executive staffs of publishing companies.