Communicating Science, Communicating in Science: An Insider's View
January 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Senior Editor, Science (AAAS)
There is a strong desire, often driven by real or perceived pressures, to publish research in a top tier journal like Science. However, with a rejection rate above 90%, it is a difficult process. When a paper gets rejected without referee comments, it is hard to know why the paper failed to get past the initial screening process. In this talk, I will describe the publication process at Science, within the broader context of developing skills for more effective scientific communication. Aside from publishing in high impact journals, good communication tools are essential for forming scientific collaborations, bypassing research obstacles, avoiding conflicts during scientific presentations and explaining scientific research to funding bodies and the public at large, who are the primary source of financial support for scientific research.