FIP Seminar: Publishing in Nature Methods (and other NRJs)

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Wed, 09/25/2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Dr. Rita Strack


Dr. Rita Strack, Senior Editor of Nature Methods

Publishing in Nature Methods (and other NRJs) - The process of publishing in Nature Research journals need not be a black box. This talk will introduce the audience to Nature Methods, describe our editorial process step-by-step, and cover frequently asked questions regarding presubmission inquiries, cover letters, different manuscript formats, the appeal process, and more. From there, I will discuss tips for presenting your research in the best light, with the goal of offering insight into what makes a paper stand out to editors. I will end by discussing a few areas within imaging and microscopy that are likely to be of high interest to the journal in upcoming years and by taking questions from the audience. Rita Strack obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. While there, she worked with Benjamin Glick and Robert Keenan to engineer improved variants of the red fluorescent protein DsRed, and also studied the chemical mechanism of chromophore formation in DsRed. She continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow in Samie Jaffrey's laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she developed fluorescent reporters for live-cell imaging of RNA such as Spinach2. She handles imaging, microscopy and probes, along with protein and RNA biochemistry content for the journal. Rita joined Nature Methods in November 2014.