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  English.dicp.cas.cn    Posted:2018-03-21
Lecture:The Nature of Chemistry Publishing

Time: 21st March, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm 
Venue:Conference Room on the First Floor of No.1 Energy Building 
Lecturer:Dr. SU Xin, Senior Editor at Nature Chemistry


Academic publishing is often perceived as a daunting area, filled with potential pitfalls and adversaries to be overcome. With the goings-on of editors being largely unknown to potential authors, it's no surprise that such a perception exists. The presentation discusses and demystifies the publishing process at Nature Publishing Group. From describing the mechanics of submission and review to a discussion of what the editors at Nature Chemistry are looking for in articles pursued for publication, the presentation seeks to clarify how and why a paper goes from new submission to accepted article. In addition, other opportunities to contribute to the journal will be discussed in context of the role "front half content" has in furthering scientific discourse. It also provides an overview of some chemistry that has recently appeared in the journal and a discussion of where we hope the insights from these manuscripts might open doors in the future.


SU Xin is currently a senior editor at Nature Chemistry. Xin received his BSc in chemistry from Nankai University in 2009. He then moved to the USA and conducted graduate research on hydrazone-based molecular switches and functional materials at Dartmouth College where he received his PhD in organic chemistry in 2013. Following training at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined Wiley's Hoboken office in 2015, first as an associate editor and then deputy editor, working on a range of titles in materials science, including Advanced Materials and Small. Xin started at Nature Chemistry in April 2017.

Contact:LIU Jiajia, Science and Technology Department



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