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130322 Edanz ITA Seniors Physical Sciences

  1. 1. Maximizing your scientific output: A physical sciences perspective Daniel McGowan, PhD Science Director Edanz Group Ltd
  2. 2. Customer Service Introduction A little about me…
  3. 3. Customer Service Introduction Today’s presentation • Introduction • Reasons for rejection • Evaluations • Analysis • Enhancing significance • Packaging results
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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.”
  6. 6. 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”
  7. 7. 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”
  8. 8. Avoiding rejectionCustomer Service Reasons for rejection: the science Incomplete Inappropriate data methodology Weak research motive InaccuratePoor analysis conclusions
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Avoiding rejectionCustomer Service Reasons for rejection: other Inappropriate journal selected Unlucky timing
  11. 11. Evaluations Honest evaluation Significance Novelty Journal factors Relevance State of field Appeal Timing Real world
  12. 12. Evaluations Evaluating significance Novelty How new are your findings?Relevance How broadly relevant are your findings? Appeal What are the important real world applications?
  13. 13. Analysis Cover article
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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?
  23. 23. Packaging results Coverage and Staffing Plan Increasing output Review Research Article Note Original Article/Letter Patent New line ofapplication research
  24. 24. Any questions? Thank you!edanzediting.com/brazil_march_2013 Download and further reading @JournalAdvisor Follow us on Twitter facebook.com/JournalAdvisor Like us on Facebookwww.edanzediting.co.jp

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