"How to publish a paper in Nature"

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:15pm
428 Pupin Hall

Please join us Monday, March 20, 2017, as Leslie Sage of Nature gives his colloquium:

"How to publish a paper in Nature"

Nature is one of the world's leading scientific journals, publishing many papers that receive wide attention by the general public. But, Nature is very selective-- <7% of submitted papers are published. In order to maximize your chances of getting published, papers should present fundamental new physical insights, or startling observations/results. Theory papers pose additional problems, as we want only those papers that are likely to be the correct explanation, and not simply exploring parameter space. The writing should be clear, concise and directed at the level of a graduate course in the subject. I encourage authors to contact me in advance of submission of a paper, both to ascertain the appropriateness of the result for Nature, and to ensure that the writing is close to our standards. Posting to ArXiv is and always has been allowed, but authors should discuss the specifics with their institutional public affairs officers before doing so. 

About the speaker

Leslie Sage is Senior Editor, Physical Sciences, at Nature.  Leslie received his PhD in Astronomy at Stony Brook University.  His research is generally in the area of gas content and star formation in other galaxies, based on observations of HI, CO and other molecular tracers.