Nature Materials offers authors high visibility for their work. 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 I will convey the editor’s perspective on the life of a manuscript after submission to Nature Materials, 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.
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.