Dr. Luke Batchelor
Chief Editor, Nature Research Journals
Hosts: Dr. Xu Jian Wei and Dr. Seah Kang Yee (Soft Materials Department, IMRE)
The Nature Research portfolio includes the flagship Nature title, the physical and life sciences research journals, such as Nature Chemistry, and the open-access titles including Nature Communications. During the first part of the talk, the speaker will discuss the different aims and scopes of the various Nature titles as well as the relationship between them. The second part of the talk will focus on the editorial process, which is common to all the journals. He will clarify the role of the editor in the process, discussing, for example, how reviewers are selected and how editors approach decisions. He will also offer advice on preparing manuscripts and correspondence for submission and publication.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Luke is the Chief Editor of a new open-access chemistry journal from Nature Research. Prior to this, he spent five years as a Senior Editor and Team Manager at Nature Communications where he handled manuscripts across chemistry, nanoscience and materials science. He received his MSc in chemistry from the University of Bristol and his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Manchester (UK) before conducting his postdoctoral work at Université Paris Sud XI (France).
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