Invitation to Nature Publishing Talk at UTM by Springer Nature

Inside Nature & Sister Titles – Invitation to Nature Publishing Talk at UTM by Springer Nature

Date: 23 September 2019 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Seminar Room 3, Level 4, Bangunan Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah (PSZ JB),UTM Library, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, 81310

About this Event

Since the launch of Nature magazine 1869, Nature has deep-seated faith in the missions: facilitating the prompt communication of significant advances in any branch of science and ensuring that the results of science are rapidly disseminated to the public throughout the world. While more Nature-branded titles have been joined the Nature family over past 20 years and the scientific publishing landscape is currently undergoing a dramatic change in light of open access model, these missions remain unchanged. In the talk, the speaker will endeavor to shed light on how editors at Nature journals apply these principles to our daily editorial practice, “who Nature is, what the Nature editors do and what criteria for a good piece of research publication”. At the end, the speaker will look at the opportunities of potential collaborations with Malaysian researchers.

Main coverages:

1. Nature portfolio, the aims and scopes of the various Nature Research titles

2. Strategy of Nature and the trend of publishing

3. Examples on preparing manuscripts and correspondence for submission and publication


Yaoqing Zhang is a Senior Editor at Nature Communications, where he handles a wide swath of manuscripts spanning the areas of energy materials research, with a particular focus on solid state ionics and electrochemical energy storage. Prior to that, he held an assistant professorship in Tokyo Institute of Technology where he worked on the synthesis, design and characterisation of new inorganic solids with desired physical and chemical properties. His postdoc research involving understanding of magnetism in low dimensional oxides was also in Japan and even further back in the mists of time, he received training as a solid state chemist in the University of St Andrews in the UK for a PhD degree. Dr Zhang is based in the Shanghai office, and outside the area of his editorial responsibility, he is enthusiastic about crystallography, superconductivity and high pressure chemistry.

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