PYR101 Episode 1

How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research


"The topics covered would be of interest to any level of graduate student (and also post-docs)."

Jennifer Drewes, Graduate Student
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


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?

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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.