PYR101 Episode 6

The Review Process for Authors and Reviewers

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Publishing Your Research 101

Episode 6 – The Review Process for Authors and Reviewers

About the Episode

In the sixth episode of our publishing series, we focus on the review process. Several of our editors weigh in on the value of peer review, recommendations on how to perform a good review, and the benefits for the author and the journal when authors take the reviewer comments seriously.

Our editors examine some specific ways in which these principles apply during the publication and peer review process and highlight some of the common problems that arise from both authors and reviewers.

Part 1 discusses what editors are looking for from reviewers; Part 2 considers what authors need from reviewers and how authors should respond to reviewer comment

About The Author

Paul S. Weiss

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA

Paul S. Weiss is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA. His research interests are in the area of atomic-scale measurements and control in chemistry, physics, electronics, and biology, including nanometer-scale electronics and storage; surface interactions; and surface motion, dynamics, and direct manipulation.

John T. Fourkas

Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland

John T. Fourkas is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Millard Alexander Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland. His research interests include ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy of liquids, dynamics of nanoconfined liquids, nonlinear optical microscopy, nontraditional approaches to micro- and nanofabrication, and dynamics of single molecules and single nanoparticles. He received BS and MS degrees from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Karen Allen

Professor of Chemistry at Boston University

Karen Allen is an Associate Editor of Biochemistry, and Professor of Chemistry at Boston University. Her research interests are in the areas of protein structure and function via X-ray diffraction and enzyme kinetic studies. She received her BS degree from Tufts University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University.

Jinwoo Cheon

Professor at Yonsei University

Jinwoo Cheon is a Senior Editor for Accounts of Chemical Research, and H.G. Underwood Professor at Yonsei University. He is Principal Investigator for the Center for Evolutionary Nanoparticles, established at Yonsei University in 2010. His research is in the area of “rational design” of inorganic nanocrystalline materials, nanoscale magnetism, and the applications of nanomaterials for biomedical and energy related sciences. He received his BS and MS degrees from Yonsei University and his PhD from the University of Illinois.