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FREE Lecture: “The Nature of Chemistry Publishing”

Tuesday, April 18th @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Abstract, “The nature of chemistry publishing”

Academic publishing is often perceived as a daunting area, filled with potential pitfalls and adversaries to be overcome. With the goings-on of editors being largely unknown to potential authors, it’s no surprise that such a perception exists.

Here, Marshall Brennan, Associate Editor for Nature Chemistry, discusses and demystifies the publishing process at Nature Publishing Group. From describing the mechanics of submission and review to a discussion of what the editors at Nature Chemistry are looking for in articles pursued for publication, the presentation seeks to clarify how and why a paper goes from new submission to accepted article.

In addition, other opportunities to contribute to the journal will be discussed in context of the role “front half content” has in furthering scientific discourse. The seminar will conclude with an overview of some chemistry that has recently appeared in the journal and a discussion of where we hope the insights from these manuscripts might open doors in the future.

About the Guest Speaker

Marshall Brennan received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from Northeastern University in Boston, during which time he carried out research at Harvard University. He completed his graduate work in 2015 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying low-valent cobalt complexes with strongly donating bis(silyl)amide ligands and their catalytic reactivity toward C–N bond formation. Following a period of postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin on rhodium-mediated C– C bond activation methodology, he joined Nature Chemistry in 2016.


Tuesday, April 18th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Website: 2017


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