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Tutorial for Authors and Referees

Tutorial for Authors and Referees

Physical Review Tutorial for Referees: Editors from Physical Review journals will provide information and tips for our less experienced referees. This session is aimed at anyone looking to review for any of the APS journals, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about the refereeing process. Topics for discussion will include advice on how referees can assist authors to improve their paper and editors to place the paper in the appropriate journal, and also the similarities and differences in writing referee reports for PRL and PR, and other ways in which authors, referees, and editors can work together productively. Following a short presentation from the editors, there will be a moderated discussion in which participants will be able to ask questions of the panelists.

Physical Review Tutorial for Authors–How to write a great scientific paper: Scientists have a responsibility to share the meaning and implications of their work, both within and outside their community, but generally receive little training in writing and communication. They often feel unprepared to communicate with the public, the media, funding agents and even other scientists. In this talk, an editor of the APS online magazine Physics will share some thoughts on science communication, focusing on tips for writing a paper for a high impact journal in physics. The talk will be followed by a discussion in which APS Editors will seek input from participants to guide APS activities aimed at training APS members in these all-important skills.