Thu, Apr. 9, 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Taylor Auditorium, Frick Laboratory
A view (and a career) from the other side of scientific publishing
Publishing the results of one’s research is an integral part of the scientific process, yet scholarly journals are often seen as black boxes by researchers. What happens to a paper after it is submitted? 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 are its core principles still relevant in today’s changing publishing landscape? In this talk, I will endeavor to discuss these and other aspects of scientific publishing from a journal editor’s perspective, and I’ll share my experience going from the research lab to the “other side” of scientific publishing.