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A Workshop on the Publishing Landscape in Applied Physical Science


The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) invites members of the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) community to a one-day workshop on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 on the Publishing Landscape in Applied Physical Science. Representatives from the AIP Publishing and the Brookhaven Research Library will present valuable information about the current landscape, trends, careers, and practical activities associated with scientific publishing.

AIP Publishing is sponsoring this workshop in order to bring students, post-docs, scientists, and researchers together to learn more about publishing.

Topics that will be covered include: How to publish your research to resonate effectively with your scientific community, adding unique value to your research work, and careers in publishing.

Participants in the workshop will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about choosing the right journal to showcase your research
  • Explore the current trends in scientific publishing
  • Consider alternate scientific careers, among other topics.

Workshop Details

  • Part 1: How to publish your research to resonate effectively with your scientific community - Participants will learn about the scope and editorial direction of AIP Publishing titles to help scientists make an informed decision on where they could publish. How does publishing allow you to become a more integrated member of your respective scientific community? How do you publish special content, such as Perspective Articles, Review Articles, Special Topic Issues of Journals, etc.?
  • Part 2: Adding value to your work - The workshop will engage participants about how to publicize their work effectively, how value can be added to your manuscripts by the publisher, and what you can do to make your work more visible and marketable.
  • Part 3: BNL Journal & Publishing Overview - This session will provide an update on the Department of Energy's response to the OSTP directive: "Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research." Participants will learn about changes to BNL's process for publishing journal articles, the author's role in submitting publications for Laboratory review and approval, and the resources available to assist authors with the preparation and submission of their research publications.
  • Part 4: Lunchtime Session on Careers - This will be a discussion on career options for students and researchers in the physical sciences. The session will help participants learn how to identify their skills and translate them from the laboratory to their resume and eventually the workforce.
  • Part 5: Interacting with Content - What do researchers want when they read an article? AIP Publishing will present current trends of interaction between readers and content and new products and services that are being developed to facilitate scientific discovery.

Local Workshop Organizers

  • James Dickerson (BNL)
  • Pamela Ciufo (BNL)

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