Dr. Jos Lenders , Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Optical Materials
Publishing advanced materials science with Wiley under the Projekt DEAL “Publish & Read” agreement – How to maximize your success!
, 15:00 - 16:00
CHE building (Chemie-Neubau), Room CHE091 (Lecture Hall) , Bergstrasse 66 , 01069 Dresden
Materials science is a multidisciplinary field of research with many different scientists and engineers
having various backgrounds active in it. The literature landscape consequently is populated currently
by a wide range of journals which greatly differ in purpose, scope, quality, and readership.
Jos Lenders, Deputy Editor of Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Optical
Materials, will track some of the most important developments and trends in the research field and
the Advanced journals program. Advanced Materials reached an Impact Factor of 25.809 and received
over 8,300 submissions last year – and Advanced Functional Materials over 9,200. Only around 15% of
all those papers made it to publication in the journal, and this rate is similar for all other Advanced
journals. So, what do editors do to select the very best papers, and what can authors do to optimize
their chances of having their manuscripts accepted?
Jos hopes to provide some insights into these topics. Key aspects are: structuring one’s research work
well and assembling a convincing manuscript, understanding the decision processes in editorial
offices, choosing an appropriate journal and knowing what to put in the cover letter, and which things
to avoid. The talk will also cover the reasoning behind editorial workflows and the peer-review
process, publishing ethics and best practices for authors and reviewers, and possibilities for open
access. In addition, Jos will include an update on Projekt DEAL, the “Publish & Read” agreement
between Wiley and a consortium of over 700 German universities and research institutes,
allowing scientists from those organizations to have access to and publish Open Access in all of Wiley’s journals. Anybody who is enthused about where the field of advanced materials and its top-level publication will go next is more than welcome to join the seminar and discussion.
Dr. Jos Lenders is Deputy Editor of Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Optical Materials, and also edits Advanced Therapeutics. He studied chemical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering and a master in polymers and composites at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. There he obtained his BSc, MSc, and PhD, the latter in the area of bioinspired materials synthesis and electron microscopy. He joined Wiley in 2015.