报告题目：Publishing in Nature Communications
报 告 人： Long Chen 博士
时 间：2019年4月16日（星期二）下午 15：00-15：50
主 持 人：朱明山 研究员
Mr. Long Chen Joined Springer Nature as an associate editor for Nature Communications in the office of New York since June 2017. He earned his Ph. D in physical chemistry from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. in 2009. Then he was trained as a postdoctoral researcher by Prof. Edward Sacher and Prof. Arthur Yelon in Ecole Poly technique of Montreal, Prof. D.Wayne Goodman in Texas A&W University, and Dr. Zdenek Dohnalek and Dr. Bruce Kay in pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research is mainly focused on surface science and heterogeneous catalysis. He has authored and co-authored cozeds of papers in high profile journals including JACS,ACS Catal., ACS Nano, etc. in his research fields.
The past five years have witnessed the rapid growth of Nature Communications, the flagship open access journal in Springer Nature. In 2018, about 28% of the submissions to Nature Communications are from China. The acceptance rate for Chinese manuscripts in 2018 is about 8%, appreciably lower than the 17% of the average acceptance rate of the journal. It is my positon that understanding the editorial processes is necessary for increasing the chance of a manuscript being accepted by a scientific journal. In this talk, I will first present what the editors of Nature and Nature Research Journals look for in the manuscripts they seek to publish. Next, I will clarify the key editorial difference between Nature, the Nature Research journals and Nature Communications, and specify how to publish a paper in Nature Communications. At last, Iwill briefly discuss the development of open access(OA) and the benefits of publishing in OA journals.