Writing for and publishing in highly selective Nature Research Journals

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Writing for and publishing in highly selective Nature Research Journals
22 September 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Address (Room): Online


Biography and Abstract provided by David Pile, Senior Editor (Nature Phonics Journal)

Abstract: Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a journal editor when they are interpreting referee reports and making decisions on your paper, if cover letters are really import, or how to effectively ‘appeal’ a negative decision? In this discussion the editorial process at Nature Research Journals will be discussed, but the themes are applicable to other competitive journals. We will discuss Open Access, what is important to say in cover letters, abstract writing, how to appeal decisions, and alternative types of publishing opportunities like Reviews & Commentary. Submission and acceptance rate data will be shown, along with geographic trends. Do not hesitate to bring tough questions.

Bio: David F. P. Pile: David received a PhD in physics, in the area of diffraction theory, from Queensland University of Technology in 2003 (supervisor: Dmitri Gramotnev; associate supervisor: Gerard Milburn) and was a JSPS postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Tokushima under Prof. Masuo Fukui (discoverer of long-range surface-plasmons, and a mentor to Nobel laureate Prof. Shuji Nakamura). From 2006 David spent two years as an associate-researcher at the University of California,  Berkeley, where he was plasmonics group leader in Xiang Zhang's (now president at Hong Kong University) group, working on a range of topics including linear and nonlinear optics, slow-light & metamaterials. David has about 6000 citations to his work. He has been an editor at Nature Photonics since 2008, originally based in Tokyo, then San Francisco since 2010, and Australia since June 2022. Since 2015 he is also a visiting researcher at Queens College, City University of New York, and was an executive board member for the Palo Alto section of the Association for Women in Science in 2021/22.

Enquiries: Maureen.obrien@westernsydney.edu.au

Please note: This presentation will NOT be recorded nor will slides be available after the presentation as per agreement with Senior Editor.

Register via the link below.

Speakers: David F. P. Pile, Senior Editor, Nature Phonics Journal

Web page: https://westernsydney.libcal.com/event/5622798?hs=a

Name: Maureen OBrien


Phone: 0413293311

School / Department: Library