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How to successfully contribute to the world of scientific publishing a guide for the aspiring author

  • 2024-02-07
  • Prof. Henrik Rudolph, Editor-in-Chief, Applied Surface Science (Elsevier)

Prof Rudolph will talk about how the manuscript writing and publishing is evolving. The issues of AI in manuscript writing and what are the methods and ways the editor/publisher (Elsevier) can detect that, what is ethically allowed and what not. How AI is becoming a game changer in this process. This information is very useful both for the senior researchers/faculties and Ph.D students. Please come in to listen and also have a chat with him for any question.

You may have, at some point, heard the expression “if you don’t publish you are not really a
scientist”. It is true that a scientist, who does not publish his or her scientific results in a
reputable (electronic) journal, will not receive the necessary recognition or scientific respect
as a scientist. It is often a major hurdle for a young scientist to get the first paper accepted
in a scientific journal. This submission will, most likely, be related to a PhD thesis and the
aspiring author will benefit from the support from their advisor and other senior scientists.
In this presentation we will give you some tips and suggestions, that will improve your
chances of having your submission accepted in a reputable journal. We will also try to
convince you to participate fully in the whole process of scientific publishing including
helping others with their papers. The tips and tricks are not discipline specific. We will also
touch upon subjects such as publishing ethics, open access as well as the usage of AI in
There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues during and after the
presentation. The presentation including Q&A session will last approximately one hour.

Henrik Rudolph (Frederiksberg, Denmark 1958) received a Bachelor in Chemistry and an MSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen and subsequently obtained a PhD from California Institute of Technology (USA). In 1990 he joined Utrecht University (the Netherlands) as an associate professor of physics and in 2001 he became full professor in atomic and molecular physics. Since 2012 he is employed by the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands. His research interests include plasma surface interactions, functionalization of surfaces as well as detailed chemical reactions at surfaces. Presently he is Editor-in-Chief, Applied Surface Science (Elsevier)