Publishing Your Research 101
Episode 3 – Selecting Peers to Suggest as Reviewers
About the Episode
In the third episode in our publishing series, our editors will provide some tips to help you decide whom to suggest as reviewers for your article. The reviewers will not only make recommendations on whether or not the work should be published, but on its suitability for the journal. They will also make comments and suggestions to help you improve the quality and clarity of your manuscript, and perhaps even to improve your science. Your article, when published, will be better for having gone through this process. It is to your advantage to have knowledgeable and rigorous reviewers evaluating your manuscript.
The next episode will focus on the manuscript submission process itself, providing a guide to navigating ACS’s Paragon Plus peer review environment, with answers to some common questions.
- ACS Author and Reviewer Resource Center – a collection of resources for submitting manuscripts to ACS Publications.
- The Art of the Cover Letter, by Jason H. Hafner, ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (5) p.2487
About The Author
Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rochester
Richard Eisenberg has been the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry since 2001. He is the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rochester. His research interests include catalysis and solar energy conversion, hydrogen addition reactions, and luminescence behavior of metal complexes. Learn more
Paula T. Hammond
Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT
Paula T. Hammond is an Associate Editor for ACS Nano. She is the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, where her research interests include macromolecular design and synthesis, directed assembly using surface templates, nanoscale design of biomaterials, block copolymers, asymmetric morphologies, and liquid crystalline polymeric materials. Learn more
Timothy P. Lodge
Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota
Timothy P. Lodge is the Editor-in-Chief of Macromolecules. He is Distinguished McKnight Professor, IT Distinguished Professor, Lloyd H. Reyerson Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. Research interests include multicomponent polymer systems, such as block copolymers, which can undergo self-assembly to form interesting nanostructures in both solution and bulk. Learn more
Jason H. Hafner
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry at Rice University
Jason H. Hafner is also an Associate Editor for ACS Nano. He is Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry at Rice University. His research interests are at the intersection of the physical and biological sciences, in the development of new tools to explore nanometer-scale systems, in the novel physical properties that emerge at that scale, and in studies of complex molecular constituents of life as interacting systems rather than in isolation. Learn more
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Heather L. Tierney, Ph.D.
After completing her Ph.D.in Chemistry at Tufts University, Heather L. Tierney joined the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2010 as the Managing Editor for ACS Nano and Nano Letters. In 2016, Heather began a a new role at ACS, as Managing Editor, Journals and Ethics Policy. In addition to managing the ACS’s two flagship Reviews journals, Accounts of Chemical Research and Chemical Reviews, Heather helps to provide guidance on best practice in publication ethics and policy in accordance with industry standards as set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and other external agencies.