How to publish in Nature-branded journals
Publishing in Nature-branded journals can be a daunting task. This talk aims to convey a better understanding of what the Nature family editors look for when deciding which paper to publish, what the key editorial differences are between Nature, the Nature Research journals, and Nature Communications, and how to write a paper for a Nature journal (with a focus on Nature Communications). It will also touch upon how editors make decisions at every step of the editorial process and cover some of the benefits of open access and open science.
Kristina joined Nature Communications as an Associate Editor in March 2017. She handles manuscripts spanning all areas of metallurgy, structural materials science, and nanomechanics. Kristina completed her integrated Masters and PhD at the department of Materials at Imperial College London, where her PhD work centred on imaging real-time deformation of semi-solid aluminium-copper alloys using synchrotron X-ray tomography. She then completed two postdoctoral placements also at Imperial College London: the first one in the department of Materials where she investigated the deformation of steels and the second one in the Earth Science and Engineering department, where she worked on solid oxide fuel cell anodes. Kristina is based in the London office.