How to get published in the Chemical Sciences


About this video

As every researcher knows, the path to getting published isn’t always smooth. In fact, there can be plenty of bumps along the way!  In this webinar recording, we hear from Professor Carsten Sievers, who has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers. He has also evaluated hundreds of submissions in his role as Editor of the journal Applied Catalysis A: General, so he has plenty of helpful tips for those starting out on a publishing career.

Professor Sievers looks at what makes a strong manuscript, and the importance of good storytelling. He then turns his attention to article structure and runs through each of the building blocks in turn. And, he advises on writing style before sharing a detailed guide to manuscript language. Publisher Dr. Lily Khidr then joins him for a lively Q&A. 

You’ll come away with an insight into what it takes to get your manuscript publication-ready and you will learn how to view it through the eyes of editors and reviewers. 

About the presenter

Carsten Sievers

Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology – School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Carsten Sievers obtained his Diplom and Dr. rer. nat. degrees in Technical Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Under the guidance of Prof. Johannes A. Lercher, he worked on heterogeneous catalysts for petroleum refining processes including hydrogenation of aromatics in Diesel fuel, alkylation, alkane activation, and catalytic cracking. Additional research projects included novel catalytic system, such as supported ionic liquids. In 2007, he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow to work with Profs. Christopher W. Jones and Pradeep K.

Lily Khidr

Senior Publisher, Chemical Engineering, Elsevier

Dr. Lily Khidr is an academic research scientist and a publisher for Elsevier in New York. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. She received a BS in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley; an MS in physiological sciences from University of California, Los Angeles, and a MS/PhD in biological chemistry from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of United Nations Worldview Institute.


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