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  • Maximizing your scientific output: A physical sciences perspective Daniel McGowan, PhD Science Director Edanz Group Ltd
  • Customer Service Introduction A little about me…
  • Customer Service Introduction Today’s presentation • Introduction • Reasons for rejection • Evaluations • Analysis • Enhancing significance • Packaging results
  • Customer Service Introduction What do journal editors want? High quality research Increase impact Original andnovel research Clear and concise English Interesting to journal’s readership
  • Customer Service Introduction What do high-impact journals want? “PRL is the worlds foremost physics letters journal… significant fundamental research in all fields of physics” “…major advances in physics and cross disciplinary developments.”
  • Customer Service Introduction What do high-impact journals want?  “Nature Physics publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics…”  “…committed to publishing top-tier original research in physics”  “central source for top-quality information for the physics community”
  • Customer Service Introduction What do high-impact journals want?  “leading position among the general chemistry journals…”  “…one of the prime chemistry journals in the world”  “indispensable to the chemist who wants to stay well informed”
  • Avoiding rejectionCustomer Service Reasons for rejection: the science Incomplete Inappropriate data methodology Weak research motive InaccuratePoor analysis conclusions
  • Avoiding rejectionCustomer Service Reasons for rejection: the manuscriptJournal requirements Inappropriate not met citations Rationale and aims not stated Poor grammar and Inappropriate data style presentation
  • Avoiding rejectionCustomer Service Reasons for rejection: other Inappropriate journal selected Unlucky timing
  • Evaluations Honest evaluation Significance Novelty Journal factors Relevance State of field Appeal Timing Real world
  • Evaluations Evaluating significance Novelty How new are your findings?Relevance How broadly relevant are your findings? Appeal What are the important real world applications?
  • Analysis Cover article
  • Analysis Cover articleInside Back Cover: Ultratough Artificial Nacre Basedon Conjugated Cross-linked Graphene Oxide(Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2013) Prof. Qunfeng Cheng1,*, Dr. Mengxi Wu1, Prof. Mingzhu Li2,*, Prof. Lei Jiang1, Prof. Zhiyong Tang3,*Article first published online: 21 FEB 2013DOI: 10.1002/anie.201301081
  • Analysis Evaluation Artificial nacre based on graphene oxide sheets Ultratough material showing excellent mechanical properties and a hierarchical microstructure Bioinspired strategy involves a new concept for fabricating artificial nacre for such applications as aerospace, flexible supercapacitor electrodes, artificial muscles, and tissue engineering
  • Analysis Evaluation artificial nacre based on graphene oxide sheets ultratough Novelty showing excellent mechanical material Appeal properties and a hierarchical microstructure bioinspired strategy involves a new concept for fabricating artificial nacre for such applications as aerospace, flexible supercapacitor electrodes, artificial Real-world and tissue engineering Relevance muscles, application
  • Analysis Highlighted articleStrong Optical-Mechanical Coupling in a VerticalGaAs/AlAs Microcavity for Subterahertz Phononsand Near-Infrared LightA. Fainstein1, N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura1, B. Jusserand2,and B. Perrin21Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche,C.N.E.A., R8402AGP Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina2Institut des Nanosciences de Paris, UMR 7588 C.N.R.S.,UPMC, 75005 Paris, France[Selected for a Viewpoint in Physics] Received 6 April2012; published 14 January 2013
  • Analysis Evaluation “Fainstein et al. demonstrate a large optomechanical coupling in their device, paving the way towards strong acoustic amplification and even sasing (the acoustic analog of lasing) in these systems” the VCSEL may indeed emerge as the mandatory geometry for stimulated sound emission. It features extremely high optomechanical coupling factors and has an interestingly robust design Viewpoint: Double Magic Coincidence in an Optomechanical Laser Cavity. Yoan Léger
  • Analysis Evaluation “Fainstein et al. demonstrate a large optomechanical coupling in their device, paving the way towards Novelty Appeal (the strong acoustic amplification and even sasing acoustic analog of lasing) in these systems” the VCSEL may indeed emerge as the mandatory geometry for stimulated sound emission. It features Real-world extremely high optomechanical coupling factors and Relevance application has an interestingly robust design Viewpoint: Double Magic Coincidence in an Optomechanical Laser Cavity. Yoan Léger
  • Enhancing significance The significance of findings should be accentuated in the manuscript reporting them and the cover letter Clearly communicating the significance (novelty, relevance, cost-effectiveness, real-world applications and appeal) of findings can increase the chances of acceptance by a high-impact journal
  • Enhancing significance Clearly explain the rationale and aims in the Introduction and link back to these in the Discussion section Cite all of the appropriate references—this shows reviewers and editors that you know what you are talking about
  • Packaging results Coverage and Staffing Plan TimingAsk yourself:  Will additional supporting results allow me to ‘aim higher’?  Do I have the resources available to perform these additional experiments?
  • Packaging results Coverage and Staffing Plan Increasing output Review Research Article Note Original Article/Letter Patent New line ofapplication research
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