From submission to publication in a high impact journal – discussion with a Nature Nanotechnology editor

This workshop provides insights into the world of academic publishing from the perspective of Benjamin Heinrich, a senior editor at Nature Nanotechnology, one of the leading journals in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The session aims to demystify the publishing process, from manuscript submission to publication, and to provide practical advice on how to enhance the chances of your work being published in high-impact journals. We will also get career advice and discuss how to become an editor.

The discussion will cover

  • Criteria for desk rejection: Understand the common pitfalls that lead to immediate rejection and how to avoid them.
  • Defining novelty: Learn how to effectively communicate the novelty and significance of your research, a critical factor for publication in high-impact journals.
  • Path to editorship: The qualifications and experiences that can help you become an editor.
  • A day in the life: A look at the typical daily tasks and responsibilities of a Nature Nanotechnology editor.
  • Informal discussion and Q&A


Date: July 10, 2024, 14.00-16.00 

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