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Publishing in Nature Journals

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Rachel Pei Chin WON

Nature Photonics

Launched in January 2007, Nature Photonics is a monthly journal dedicated to optics and photonics that publishes top-quality, peer-reviewed research in all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection. This talk, although with an emphasis on Nature Photonics, will introduce you to all the Nature journals, and cover the detailed information and guidelines on scientific manuscript preparation and submission. Also presented is an overview on the editorial and peer-review processes in all Nature journals. You will get to know what editors seek, how to write a good cover letter and a good scientific paper, the peer review process that your paper goes through and how to make an appeal.

Rachel Won is an International Editor of Nature Photonics. She joined the journal in June 2006 as one of four Founding Editors. Before that, Rachel worked for Aston University's Business Partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK, as a Medici Fellow commercializing research output of the university, particularly that of photonics research. She obtained her PhD in microwave photonics and nonlinear optics as a member of Aston's Photonics Research Group. She worked for Philips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer after completing her Master's degree study in Nanyang Technological University of Singapore doing research in optical fibre sensing. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the National University of Malaysia. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE).