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Inside Nature Materials and Nature Reviews Materials – Editors’ Perspective (Updated)
Speaker Dr. Daniel McNally, Nature Materials
Dr. Giulia Pacchioni, Nature Reviews Materials
Date 21 June 2019 (Friday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue Lecture Theatre H (Lifts 27-28), HKUST

Nature Materials and Nature Reviews Materials offer authors high visibility for their work. In Nature Materials a team of full-time, professional editors select and commission articles that represent a substantial and arresting fundamental, mechanistic, methodological or practical advance. In this talk Daniel McNally, editor at Nature Materials, will convey the editor’s perspective on the life of a manuscript after submission, and provide an overview of some editorial initiatives in the Nature journals aiming at improving the peer-review process and the transparency of published manuscripts. Giulia Pacchioni, editor at Nature Reviews Materials, will present the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals and provide some information about how to pitch ideas for review articles. She will also provide some tips on how to write a clear, well-structured article and on how to prepare it at best for submission. 



Dr. Daniel McNally, Nature Materials

Daniel McNally received a BSc in Physics and Astrophysics from University College Cork and a MSc in Physics from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. He earned his PhD in Physics at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory focusing on strongly correlated materials, with a particular emphasis on neutron scattering. He continued to work on quantum materials using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering as a postdoctoral researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland. At Nature Materials, which he joined in March 2018, Daniel handles manuscripts in correlated electron systems, topological materials and spintronics. Daniel is currently based in the New York office.

Dr. Giulia Pacchioni, Nature Reviews Materials

Giulia received her Master’s degree in physics from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2011, with a thesis on the implantation of metal clusters in electroluminescent polymers for use in OLED devices. She then completed her PhD studies on the investigation of nanostructures on surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy in the group of Professor Harald Brune at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Giulia joined Springer Nature in October 2015 for the launch of Nature Reviews Materials.