Data and Time June 17 , 2011, 1:00-2:15 PM
Location Bahen Building, Room 1210
Host Alex Wong

Manuscript preparation and submission

Dr. Rachel Won

Nature Photonics, Associate Editor


Rachel will talk you through the concept and guidelines on scientific manuscript preparation and submission, as well as an overview of editorial process and the peer-review system. At the end of the, you will learn what editors seek, how to write a good cover letter and a good scientific paper, how to review a manuscript and how to make an appeal. You will also get to know the responsibilities and challenges of being an editor in scientific publishing.



Working as an editor of Nature Photonics Rachel's main responsibility is to ensure that the journal publishes top-quality research in all areas of photonics. She assesses and selects high-quality work for peer review, and makes decisions on publications. She also plays an important role in shaping the journal's content by giving ideas on Focus issues, reviews, commentaries and Technology Focus issues. She commissions and edits news articles, and writes research highlights, interviews, editorials and press releases. Attending conferences and visiting research institutions worldwide are also essential in her role to keep her up-to-date with the latest photonics research progress and strengthen links with the scientific community.  

Before joining Nature Photonics, Rachel worked for Aston University's Business Partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK, as a research commercialization officer commercializing research output of the university, particularly that of photonics research. She obtained her PhD in microwave photonics and nonlinear optics as a member of Aston's Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, she worked for Philips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer. She holds a Master's degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore doing research in optical fibre sensing and a Bachelor's degree from the National University of Malaysia.