April 13th, 2023 at 12.00h – Publishing in nature portfolio journals

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Publishing in nature portfolio journals.

By, Dr. Teresa Ortner, Senior Editor at Communications Chemistry, Springer Nature, Berlin.

April 13th, 2023 at 12.00h – Aula Magna Enric Casassas (Faculties of Chemistry and Physics)

Abstract: Publishing your work in an influential journal begins with good research, but there is much more to it. This talk will demystify the editorial process at Nature-family journals, including Nature and Nature research titles, as well as open access nature portfolio journals. What takes a paper from new submission to an accepted article? We will discuss what editors look for in potential papers and how best to communicate your work to the editor, the reviewers, and ultimately the readers to ensure your key points easily get across. We will walk through all stages of the editorial and peer review process, from how editors select referees, to how decisions are made from a set of reports. You will also learn the keys to a convincing cover and response letter and putting together a successful appeal.

About the Speaker: Teresa is a Senior Editor at Communications Chemistry, an open access nature portfolio journal publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the chemical sciences. Teresa also works as a Freelance Editor for Nature Communications and Nature Water. In 2021, Teresa handled the materials chemistry content at Nature as Locum Associate Editor. Before becoming an Editor, she graduated from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2016 with a doctoral degree in chemistry. Her diploma studies were on organometallic phosphine complexes for photocatalysis. In her graduate research, she synthesized oxoanionic compounds to study their crystal structures and luminescence properties. For a postdoctoral research fellowship, she moved to UC Riverside, where she worked on the solvothermal synthesis of borides. Teresa is based in the nature portfolio Berlin office.