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2014 News in Brief



Panel of Publishing Professors Provides Pointers for Students and Postdocs

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A panel including CEE Department head Markus Buehler, DSME Department Head Christopher Schuh, and other professors with impressive editorial and publication experience, plus a representative from scientific publisher Elsevier, explained details of scientific publication to graduate students and postdocs on December 10.  The audience questioned the panel about the most effective methods to prepare for publication, and the necessary precautions to take during the submission process. According to the panel, the rise of scientific journals, combined with the recent proliferation of open access journals available to all readers, has introduced a variety of new challenges to the world of scientific publishing. Panel members urged the students to be a positive force in science publishing and to produce exceptional scientific research before submitting the final paper for review.