‘Publishing Drop-In’ Hours

The UCCS organizing committee is excited to introduce a series of publishing-focused sessions to our conference program this year. Demystify the preprint process with the publishing manager of ChemRxiv. Drop in to learn about different publishing groups from associate and senior editors of Nature Communications and Chemical Science (RSC).


ChemRxiv Drop-In

with publishing manager, Marshall Brennan

ChemRxiv (pronounced 'chem-archive') is a free submission, distribution and archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas.

During this session, Marshall Brennan, Publishing Manager of ChemRxiv, will be present to discuss preprints, how they fit into the scientific publishing workflow, how you might use them to accelerate dissemination of your work and how collaborations can flourish in a preprint-friendly world. If you've been curious about how preprints work and how to get started, you're not alone -- and Marshall will be ready to answer your questions and demonstrate how you, too, can become a preprint reader and author!


Chemical Science Drop-in

with senior editor, James Moore

Chemical Science is the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publishing cutting-edge solutions to today's global challenges. The journal is gold open access with no publication charges, so free to read and free to publish. RSC’s authorship represents the global chemistry community and Chemical Science offers a place to share exceptional, significant findings from across the whole breadth of the chemical sciences.

In this session we will look at demystifying the publishing process and offer more information about how to publish, from first submission to post acceptance. We will cover what editors look for when assessing papers for Chemical Science and other RSC journals and offer you a chance to ask any questions about the publishing processes, open access and how to write a manuscript for a wider general readership.


Nature Communications Drop-in

with associate editor, Jacilynn Brant

Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Papers published by the journal represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.

Expect this session to include an overview of Nature journals with a focus on Nature Communications, highlighting what editors look for in new submissions. Learn information about the review process, open access, and the life cycle of a submitted manuscript.