Eithne Tynan - An insider’s view of Nature journals

Event type: 
9 May 2018
2.00 - 3.00pm

Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney

Eithne Tynan
Nature Communications
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW, Australia

In this talk, I will explain the editorial process in Nature journals -- what we look for in a submitted manuscript, how we make decisions, how we choose reviewers -- and the added value that full time editors provide. I will also talk about the peer-review process and offer a speculative glimpse into the future. Finally, I will explain the relationship among the Nature-branded journals and the manuscript transfer system. I will also give details on Nature Communications, Nature’s flagship open access journal, covering our content format, article processing charges and waivers.

Brief Biography: Eithne is a keen advocate of science and her interests covers a wide range of fields, from marine biogeochemistry to climate dynamics. She has extensive editorial experience in the Nature journals, having worked at Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience before joining the Earth team at Nature Communications. She obtained her PhD in chemistry from Trinity College Dublin and after a short stint in industry, decide to switch fields and moved to the University of Southampton to do a postdoc in oceanography. There she carried out work in the polar ocean carbon cycle. Currently she handles Nature Communication’s content on ocean, atmospheric, and physical climate science, and the impacts of climate change.