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Shedding light on the editorial processes at Nature Communications

Dr. Selina La Barbera
Nature Research, Springer Nature, Berlin, Germany
Friday, 10 May 2019 12:00

Dr Selina La Barbera is an associate editor at Nature Communications, where she handles content covering Semiconductor Physics, Photonics, Optoelectronics, Flexible and Organic Electronics and Integrated Circuits areas.

Publishing your work in an influential journal begins with good research, but there is much more to it. This talk aims to demystify the editorial process at Nature Research journals, including Nature, Nature Research journals, e.g. Nature Chemistry, Nature physics or Nature Materials and Nature Communications. What takes a paper from new submission to accepted article? We will discuss what our editors look for in potential papers — and how best to communicate your work to the editor and reviewers to ensure the point gets across — and walk through all stages of the peer review process, from how editors select referees, to how we make decisions from a set of reports. You will also learn the keys to fashioning a convincing response letter and putting together a successful appeal.