On March 5, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Katja Brose, the chief editor at Neuron, as out perspectives seminar speaker. Most neuroscientists aspire to having their work appear in highly visible journals like Neuron, and most of us do not take rejection very well. As chief editor, Katja has a reputation for dealing with distraught scientists effectively, rationally and fairly. Katja completed her undergraduate work in biology and European history at Brown Univ., and then moved to UCSF where she got her PhD in the lab of Marc Tessier Lavine studying axon guidance. She joined the editorial team at Neuron in 2000, and has been with Elsevier ever since. In addition to being chief editor at Neuron, she is also executive editor for Elsevier’s neuroscience portfolio, which includes TINS and Trends in Cognitive Sciences. As most of you know, Katja and her editorial team are credited for Neuron’s success and popularity; what you might not know is that Katja is also an avid treasure hunter! Since 1998 (see pictures), she has been participating in the Chinese New Year treasure hunt in San Francisco with a team that includes our very own Drs. H-J Cheng and Elva Diaz. With her talk entitled “Publishing in Scientific Journals: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Editorial Process at Neuron”, Katja gave us a glimpse into her hunt for scientific treasures. Thank you Katja, for accepting our invitation and for the wonderful seminar. All the funny stories over dinner at Seasons were not bad either!