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Add to Calendar 11/8/2012 11:00 am 11/8/2012 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "Editorial Experience At Physical Review Letters" DESCRIPTION:

I will present an overview of my experience as a member of the editorial staff of Physical Review Letters. I will first describe the editorial job for full-time editors who handle dozens of manuscripts per day in various real-time queues. I will show that editorial work is divided into several tasks for each manuscript at different times during the anonymous review. Next, I will describe the goal of Physical Review Letters to publish well written accounts of major progress in all areas of science in order to serve a broad readership and promote new fields of research via cross-disciplinary fertilization. To realize this challenging goal, the journal relies heavily on referees and board members from around the world for the review of a growing number of submitted manuscripts in all scientific areas. I will then review the two-step procedure for selecting suitable referees for new manuscripts that pass the initial evaluation by the editors. The new manuscripts that do not pass the internal examination are returned to their authors who may later decide to resubmit revised versions for an external anonymous review. After introducing the editors, I will briefly compare the editorial environment to other career environments and deduce a list of crucial skills that are needed for a successful editorial career. I will conclude by offering few tips for enhancing job applications that are aimed at editorial positions.

View Dr. Hebboul's seminar slides.

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Dr. Saad Hebboul Senior Assistant Editor Physical Review Letters

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "Editorial Experience At Physical Review Letters"

Speaker Dr. Saad Hebboul Senior Assistant Editor Physical Review Letters
Date: 11/8/2012
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

I will present an overview of my experience as a member of the editorial staff of Physical Review Letters. I will first describe the editorial job for full-time editors who handle dozens of manuscripts per day in various real-time queues. I will show that editorial work is divided into several tasks for each manuscript at different times during the anonymous review. Next, I will describe the goal of Physical Review Letters to publish well written accounts of major progress in all areas of science in order to serve a broad readership and promote new fields of research via cross-disciplinary fertilization. To realize this challenging goal, the journal relies heavily on referees and board members from around the world for the review of a growing number of submitted manuscripts in all scientific areas. I will then review the two-step procedure for selecting suitable referees for new manuscripts that pass the initial evaluation by the editors. The new manuscripts that do not pass the internal examination are returned to their authors who may later decide to resubmit revised versions for an external anonymous review. After introducing the editors, I will briefly compare the editorial environment to other career environments and deduce a list of crucial skills that are needed for a successful editorial career. I will conclude by offering few tips for enhancing job applications that are aimed at editorial positions.

View Dr. Hebboul's seminar slides.

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