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What makes a great paper? - Event

8th of May, 2019  @  14:00 - 15:00
Physics (46) - Room 2005
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The Zepler Institute Invited Lecture series welcomes Karl Zielelis, Chief Physical Science Editor, Nature, who will present 'What makes a great paper?'.

What makes a great paper? Great science, of course! But that is only part of the equation. A great paper will not usually write itself: as the author of such a piece, you need to know your audience, be mindful of your readers' time and - perhaps most importantly - lay clear foundation for future developments. Karil will give a Nature editor's perspective on what works (and what doesn't), along with some general 'tricks of the trade' for maximising the impact of your written work. At the endo fhte the day, you want your papers to be read, used and (maybe) even enjoyed.

Karl Ziemelis is the Physical Sciences Editor of Nature. He manages a senior editorial team of 11, responsible for Nature's output of original physical sciences research papers (including astronomy, physics, materials, chemistry, Earth and environmental sciences). His team ensures the quality and immediacy of the publications through careful editorial pre-screening and an efficient peer-review process. A close interaction with the authors of successful papers is crucial to ensuring that key findings are communicated effectively to a wide, scientifically-literate audience.

Karl received his bachelor's in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1988, followed by four years of original research on the optoelectronics properties of conjugated polymers under the suprevision of Professor Richard Friend, before joining Nature in 1992. When time permits, he occasionally writes in a freelance capacity for Nature and New Scientist magazine.
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