报告主题：Publishing in Nature Portfolio journals
报告人：B. Verberck, Senior Consulting Editor of Nature Physics
Publishing papers is a key part of scientific research. Writing scientific manuscripts can be challenging, however, not only because of the importance of comprehensively presenting all relevant information in a paper in an accessible way, but also because of the multitude of journals to choose from, each catering for a particular audience.
In this Tutorial Lecture, after briefly introducing Springer Nature and the Nature Portfolio — the brand behind the ‘Nature journals’ — I will provide an in-depth overview of the inner workings of a Nature research journal. I will discuss the editorial process at Nature Physics and compare it with other journals from the Nature Portfolio and beyond. Specifically, I will explain the roles of editors and discuss editorial criteria for publication.
Throughout the presentation, I will give general advice on how to write and submit research papers, including what to keep in mind before submitting, how to best structure a paper, how to make optimal use of figures, tables, supplementary information, etc., and how to write a good cover letter.
Finally, I will also briefly reflect on the ever-evolving role of scientific publishers, and in particular on the on-going transition to fully open-access publishing.