Many young scholars are concerned about two questions: how to get the preferred results and how to get these results published. On a symposium held in Changchun last Friday, the two topics were well discussed. Three editors working for Wiley and seven young scientists from the Changchun Institute Applied Chemistry (CIAC) shared their opinions and experiences.
As part of the symposium, Prof. Peter Gregory, Editor–in-Chief of Advanced Materials, Prof. José Oliveira, Editor-in-Chief of Small and Advanced Healthcare and Dr. Gudrun Walter, Editorial Director of AngewandteChemie provided a brief overview of current trends and challenges in scientific publishing, some ethical considerations, how publishers and authors interact and influence each other, and how the publishing arena is being transformed. “Research funding is increasingly limited, and the research environment is getting highly competitive,” said Peter Gregory, “so the scientists focus more on the quantity rather than quality of their research articles.” Specifically, Peter emphasized Chinese scientists’ contribution to the scientific field and the rapid growth of the papers published in high-level journals.
The symposium was jointly organized by the State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Utilization and the State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis& Preparative Chemistry. More than 300 researchers and graduate students participated in the symposium.