Your hard work in the lab has finally paid off, it is time to write down your results and send them to an academic journal. What happens to your paper after you submit it? Who is deciding on its fate? What is the role of the journal editor and the editorial office? How does the peer-review process work and is it really important? Who are the referees of your paper? How do scientific journals work? How do they finance themselves? This introductory lecture will cover these and other aspects of scientific publishing from a journal editor’s perspective. We will also discuss authors’ best practices when writing the papers, what to consider when choosing where to publish your work and how measure the impact of your paper after its publication.
Dr. Matteo Cavalleri works in the Editorial Office of the journals family ‘physica status solidi’ (Wiley-VCH, Berlin). Before joining the “other side” of scientific publishing he coauthored circa 20 scientific papers in the fields of theoretical and physical chemistry, based on the research carried on during his PhD at Stockholm University and PostDoc at the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin.