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Webinar To accept or not to accept: what makes a good scientific editor? 21 September 2022, 12:00

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To accept or not to accept: what makes a good scientific editor?

As an author, you will sooner or later come across the scientific editor: the gatekeeper of scientific journals. As such, the editor holds a key role in the publishing process, seeking to maximize the best parts of the author’s experience and implementing an unbiased peer-review process that follows rigorous standards. They are often experienced scientists and acknowledged experts in their field who ensure that the presented research is of high quality, scientifically sound, and of interest to the journal audience.

If you have ever wondered how you can get involved as an editor in one of EGU’s open-access journals, look no further and join us for this webinar that puts the editor in the spotlight!

In this webinar, we will explore the role of the scientific editor. We’ll be asking how one can become an editor, and what qualities makes for a successful editor. This webinar aims to inform those considering taking the next step in scientific publishing, such as by becoming voluntary editors, as well as those who are new to the business and are looking for valuable tips and tricks. Our speakers are experienced editors and editorial mentors from EGU’s open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) who will share their expertise and top tips with you!

If you have any further questions about the editorial role that may not be covered in the webinar itself, bring them along as we will dedicate time in the end for an open Q&A!

Speaker information forthcoming.

Rolf Müller – Senior Editor for ACP (Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry), and Deputy Director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-7.

James Allan – has 22 years’ experience in atmospheric aerosol science, gaining his PhD in 2004 at UMIST on the development of the Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer, in particular its data analysis methodology and early applications. He has been at the University of Manchester and UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science since, and currently holds the title of Reader. His recent work includes general air quality science and the measurement and properties of black carbon aerosols. He has contributed to 168 works indexed on the Web of Science, with an h index of 60. He is also a member of the Air Quality Expert Group and has contributed to 15 official reports for the UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). He has received awards for his research including the Peter Salamon young scientist award in 2012 and Smoluchowski Award in 2013, but also awards for publishing including the Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing in JGR-Atmospheres in 2012, 2013 and 2018, and a Clarivate highly cited cross-field researcher in 2018. He became an associate editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics in 2013 and was appointed a senior editor for the ‘aerosols’ topic in 2021.

Martina Krämer – Senior Editor for ACP (Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry), and Cloud and Aerosol Physicist at Research Center Jülich, Institute for Energy and Climate Research

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