Meet-the-Editor Session


Monday, 24th of October, 17:00hrs - Room S11/S12 - 


Teresa Ortner


Senior Editor of Communications Chemistry, an opens access journal of Nature Portfolio

Dr Teresa Ortner is a Senior Editor at Communications Chemistry, an open access nature portfolio journal publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the chemical sciences. Teresa has worked as an Associate Editor for Nature in 2021 and is a freelance editor for Nature Communications and Nature Water. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where she worked on organometallic phosphine complexes for homogeneous photocatalytic water splitting during her diploma studies, and on luminescent oxoanionic compounds during her grad studies. For a postdoctoral research fellowship, she moved to the University of California, Riverside, where she worked on the solvothermal synthesis of borides. Teresa is based in the Springer Nature Berlin office. You can follow Teresa on Twitter @tsortner

'How to successfully publish your work'

Publishing your work in an influential journal begins with good research, but there is much more to it. This meet-the-editor session is intended to demystify the editorial process at Nature-family journals. The editor will provide insights on what takes a paper from a new submission to an accepted article. You will have the chance to hear what editors look for in potential papers and how best to communicate your work to the editor, the reviewers, and ultimately the readers to ensure your key points easily get across. Ask, and the editor will walk you through all stages of the editorial and peer review process, from how editors select referees, to how decisions are made from a set of reports. You can learn the keys to a convincing cover and response letter and putting together a successful appeal.

Topics covered by the Speaker and in the following Q&A:

  • Publishing your work in Nature-family Journals
  • What editors look for in potential papers
  • Editorial and peer-review process
  • How best to communicate your work to the editor, the reviewers and the readers
  • Tips and tricks on manuscripts writing

This is an informal drop-in session, so feel free to ask about your current manuscript!


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