PUBLISHING YOUR RESEARCH 101
Episode 1 – How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research
About the Episode
The Publishing Your Research 101 video series helps authors and reviewers understand how to get a manuscript accepted, respond to reviewer comments, navigate ethical considerations, and and improve their manuscript submission process experience.
Based on ACS onCampus’ interactive sessions, the video series includes interviews with prominent authors and editors of ACS journals who provide insights and answers from their own perspectives, and the perspectives of their journals.
- When should you begin to think about writing up your research for publication?
- How do your students handle your approach of writing while you research?
- How do new technologies help scientists communicate their work?
- How many drafts does each paper undergo? Do you have your papers undergo an internal review?
- Do authors need to be thinking of marketing their articles?
- How concerned should I be about the title and abstract of my papers?
- Episode 1 (8:40)
- Improving your writing skills (3:56)
- Writing so people will notice (4:08)
- What have you done when your article is rejected? (2:56)
- What are your favorite articles? (1:58)
- The impact of technology on scientific articles (5:51)
- Videos and scientific communication (6:05)
- How do you choose your areas for research? (2:30)
- Why did you do this video? (2:17)
From George M. Whitesides
- The George M. Whitesides Group Page
- Whitesides’ Group: Writing a Paper
- Writing a Scientific Paper: One Ideosyncratic View, Advanced Materials, 16 (15), 1375-1377, August, 2004
- No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale, Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides
- TED talks: George Whitesides: Toward a science of simplicity
- TED talks: A lab the size of a postage stamp
- How to Make Water Run Uphill – Science Journal, Manoj K. Chaudhury and George M. Whitesides, Science 1992, 256 (5063), 1539-1541
From ACS Publications
- Reaction of lithium dialkyl- and diarylcuprates with organic halides , George M. Whitesides, William F. FischerJr., Joseph San FilippoJr., Robert W. Bashe, Herbert O. House, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1969, 91 (17) p. 4871–4882
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About The Author
George M Whitesides
Harvard University Professor
Has published nearly 600 papers with ACS Publications, over 1100 articles overall, and has served on the advisory boards of numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is dedicated to communicating science in many forms, as exemplified by the book No Small Matter, with Felice Frankel, which seeks to explain nanoscience to the non-specialist. He has written and given presentations about the authoring process, and has a strong commitment to mentoring students to help them improve their skills in communicating science.
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Heather L. Tierney, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Nano & Nano Letters
Heather received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. She then proceeded to complete a Ph. D. in Chemistry at Tufts University, where she used a combination of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and density functional theory (DFT) to study the surface chemistry of a variety of systems including bimetallic alloys, molecular self-assembly, and single-molecule rotors. Heather joined the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society in 2010 as the Managing Editor for ACS Nano and Nano Letters.