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Author Workshop:
Effectively Communicating Research
in Nanotechnology
Nano Korea
2 July 2014
Drs. Jeffrey Robens and Andre...
Be an effective communicator
Your goal should not only to be published,
but also to have impact in your field
Choose the b...
Journal selection
Section 1
Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
Journal selection
Where to publish?
Non-academic
Internal documents
Regulatory agencies/Patents
White papers
Academic
Scie...
Journal selection Factors to consider when
choosing a journal
Aims & scope Readership
Indexing
Which factor is most import...
Journal selection
Insert your proposed abstract
Journal Selector –
www.edanzediting.com/journal_selector
Journal selection
Recommended journals
Filter by:
• Impact factor
• Publishing frequency
• Open access
Journal Selector –
...
Journal selection
Journal’s aims and scope,
IF, and frequency
Similar published articles
Have they published similar artic...
Effective writing
Section 2
Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
Effective writing
Improving readability
Use short sentences
Limit your sentences to 15–20 words
One idea per sentence
Use ...
Effective writing
Readers focus at the end of the sentence to
determine what is important.
1. You deserve a raise, but the...
Effective writing
The budget is tight, but you deserve a raise. Your salary
will increase at the beginning of next year.
S...
Effective writing
Currently, Bi2Te3-based thermoelectric materials are mainly fabricated by
unidirectional solidification ...
Effective writing
 Compared with is for comparing similar things
 Compared to is for comparing different things
The NMR ...
Effective writing
Use between for comparisons of two groups
Use among for more than two groups
… the only difference betwe...
Effective writing
Common mistakes
Data is the plural form of datum
The data was analyzed...
This data suggests…
The data w...
Effective writing
Simple language
Nature’s guide to authors:
Nature is an international journal covering all the
sciences....
Effective writing
To ascertain the efficaciousness of the program, we
interrogated the participants upon completion.
To de...
Effective writing
Preferred
Enough
Clear
Try
Very
Size
Asked
Keep
Later
Enough
Avoid
Adequate
Apparent
Endeavor
Exceedingl...
Manuscript structure
Section 3
Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
Coverage and
Staffing Plan
Manuscript
structure Introduction
Setting the context
Specific aimsAims
General problem
Problem...
Coverage and
Staffing Plan
Manuscript
structure
Two-dimensional layered semiconducting chalcogenides (such as MoS2)
have a...
Coverage and
Staffing Plan
Manuscript
structure
In this research, we investigated the high-temperature electrical
behavior...
Coverage and
Staffing Plan
Manuscript
structure Methods/Experimental
How it was
done
General methods
Specific techniques
M...
Coverage and
Staffing Plan
Manuscript
structure Results and Discussion
Results
Interpretation
Figure 1
Results
Interpretat...
Coverage and
Staffing Plan
Manuscript
structure
…we found the μm to be limited by thermionic
emission at high operation te...
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Presentation from the Nano Korea event, July 2014 on 'Effectively Communicating Research in Nanotechnology.'
By Senior Research Consultant & Education Group Leader Jeffrey Robens and Senior Editor Andrew Jackson

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    1. 1. Author Workshop: Effectively Communicating Research in Nanotechnology Nano Korea 2 July 2014 Drs. Jeffrey Robens and Andrew Jackson Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
    2. 2. Be an effective communicator Your goal should not only to be published, but also to have impact in your field Choose the best journal Write effectively Logically organize your ideas
    3. 3. Journal selection Section 1 Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
    4. 4. Journal selection Where to publish? Non-academic Internal documents Regulatory agencies/Patents White papers Academic Scientific journals Conference proceedings Books/monographs
    5. 5. Journal selection Factors to consider when choosing a journal Aims & scope Readership Indexing Which factor is most important to you? Impact factor www.springer.com/impact+factor+journals
    6. 6. Journal selection Insert your proposed abstract Journal Selector – www.edanzediting.com/journal_selector
    7. 7. Journal selection Recommended journals Filter by: • Impact factor • Publishing frequency • Open access Journal Selector – www.edanzediting.com/journal_selector
    8. 8. Journal selection Journal’s aims and scope, IF, and frequency Similar published articles Have they published similar articles recently? Have you cited some of these articles? Journal Selector – www.edanzediting.com/journal_selector
    9. 9. Effective writing Section 2 Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
    10. 10. Effective writing Improving readability Use short sentences Limit your sentences to 15–20 words One idea per sentence Use active voice More simple, direct, and easier to read ACS Style Guide: “Use the active voice when it is less wordy and more direct than the passive”. (3rd ed., pg. 42)
    11. 11. Effective writing Readers focus at the end of the sentence to determine what is important. 1. You deserve a raise, but the budget is tight. Which sentence suggests that you will get a raise? 2. The budget is tight, but you deserve a raise. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/flow/ Sentence structure
    12. 12. Effective writing The budget is tight, but you deserve a raise. Your salary will increase at the beginning of next year. Stress position Topic position The topic position introduces the idea of the current sentence The stress position also introduces the topic of the next sentence Sentence structure
    13. 13. Effective writing Currently, Bi2Te3-based thermoelectric materials are mainly fabricated by unidirectional solidification and powder metallurgy (typically, hot pressing) techniques. Although the thermoelectric performance of unidirectionally solidified materials is excellent, their mechanical strength is not sufficient. By contrast, the hot-pressed materials have high mechanical strength, unfortunately, their thermoelectric properties are lower than those of the unidirectionally solidified materials. Moreover, both preparation techniques result in high fabrication costs because of low product yield during the cutting process for forming net-shaped thermoelectric modules. idea ideaideaidea Topic link sentence Nagami et al. J Electron Mat. 2014; 43: 2262–2268 . Sentence structure
    14. 14. Effective writing  Compared with is for comparing similar things  Compared to is for comparing different things The NMR spectrum of the new compound was compared to that of the previous compound. The NMR spectrum of the new compound was compared with that of the previous compound. Common mistakes
    15. 15. Effective writing Use between for comparisons of two groups Use among for more than two groups … the only difference between the original molecule and the new molecule is ... … significant differences were observed in the values among the five molecules. Common mistakes Between and among
    16. 16. Effective writing Common mistakes Data is the plural form of datum The data was analyzed... This data suggests… The data were analyzed… These data suggest…
    17. 17. Effective writing Simple language Nature’s guide to authors: Nature is an international journal covering all the sciences. Contributions should therefore be written clearly and simply so that they are accessible to readers in other disciplines and to readers for whom English is not their first language. www.nature.com/nature/authors/gta/index.html#a4 “I should use complex words to make my writing more impressive.”
    18. 18. Effective writing To ascertain the efficaciousness of the program, we interrogated the participants upon completion. To determine the success of the program, we questioned the participants upon completion. Simple language
    19. 19. Effective writing Preferred Enough Clear Try Very Size Asked Keep Later Enough Avoid Adequate Apparent Endeavor Exceedingly Magnitude Requested Retain Subsequently Sufficient Simple language
    20. 20. Manuscript structure Section 3 Download at: edanzediting.com/nanokorea
    21. 21. Coverage and Staffing Plan Manuscript structure Introduction Setting the context Specific aimsAims General problem Problems with current solutions
    22. 22. Coverage and Staffing Plan Manuscript structure Two-dimensional layered semiconducting chalcogenides (such as MoS2) have attracted attention due to their having an intrinsically high carrier mobility, mechanical flexibility, and a finite bandgap. However, improvements for MoS2 transistors have been hampered by the presence of a Schottky barrier… However, conventional thin-film materials limit the use of such thin-film transistors in flexible backplane-circuitry due to their fragility and relatively low mobility. Writing the Introduction Problem in the field Lee et al. J Korean Phys Soc 2014; 64: L945–L948. Problems with current solution Identify an important problem
    23. 23. Coverage and Staffing Plan Manuscript structure In this research, we investigated the high-temperature electrical behavior of a MoS2 transistor with a high Schottky barrier… High temperature leads to a larger thermionic emission that transports electrons over the energy barrier. Aims Writing the Introduction Your aims should address the identified problem Propose a solution to the problem Lee et al. J Korean Phys Soc 2014; 64: L945–L948.
    24. 24. Coverage and Staffing Plan Manuscript structure Methods/Experimental How it was done General methods Specific techniques Models Equations Simulations What was used Materials Software/hardware specifications How it was analyzed Study design
    25. 25. Coverage and Staffing Plan Manuscript structure Results and Discussion Results Interpretation Figure 1 Results Interpretation Figure 2 Results Interpretation Figure 3 Results Interpretation Figure 4 Fabrication Logical presentation Characterization Application
    26. 26. Coverage and Staffing Plan Manuscript structure …we found the μm to be limited by thermionic emission at high operation temperature due to the high Schottky barrier at the MoS2-Ti/Au metal junction. In this regard, a high-performance 2D multilayer MoS2 transistor having a zero or slightly negative Schottky barrier can be realized. Furthermore, observing the high temperature electrical behavior is a good method for determining whether a device is an ohmically- contacted or a large-Schottky-barrier device. Conclusions Summary Conclusion Why your work is important to your readers Lee et al. J Korean Phys Soc 2014; 64: L945–L948. Implications
    27. 27. Be an effective communicator Your goal should not only to be published, but also to have impact in your field Choose the best journal Write effectively Logically organize your ideas
    28. 28. Thank you! Any questions? Follow us on Twitter @JournalAdvisor Like us on Facebook facebook.com/EdanzEditing Download and further reading edanzediting.com/nanokorea Jeffrey Robens: jrobens@edanzgroup.com Andrew Jackson: ajackson@edanzgoup.com
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