At the invitation of UNIST, Dr. Alberto Moscatelli, one of the Senior Editors of the widely respected Nature Publishing Group journal visited UNIST on the morning of April 29, 2016.
During his visit to UNIST, Dr. Moscatelli of Nature Nanotechnology lectured on the topic “An Insider’s View of Nature Journals,” in which he offered an insider’s view about publishing papers in Nature Nanotechnology.
Prior to the lecture, Dr. Moscatelli has met with UNIST President Mooyoung Jung and major university officials, including Prof. Jae Sung Lee (Vice President for Research Affairs), Prof. Zonghoon Lee (Dean, School of Materials Science and Engineering), Prof. Hyuk Kyu Pak (School of Natural Science), and Prof. In Cheol Bang (Dean, Office of Budget and Planning) to hear about the vision and major accomplishments of UNIST.
“I am amazed by the reserach excellence and innovation I see at UNIST,” says Dr. Moscatelli after taking a guided tour of the UNIST Central Research Facilities (UCRF). He then adds, “This visit provides me a moment to realize how the rapid expansion, continued growth of the UNIST campus has captured the attention of scientists worldwide.”
For a start, Dr. Moscatelli introduced a brief publication history of Nature Nanotechnology and the relevant procedure of submission and examination of papers. Afterwards, he explained the refereeing standard in details and provided dozens of specific suggestions on paper preparation. After the meeting, Dr. Moscatelli developed lively exchanges with the attendees on issues and suggestions they were interested in.
In his talk, Dr. Moscatelli emphasized that “Publishing a paper is often seen as the final act of a piece of research. Rather, it is the start of the life of researchers’ ideas and findings beyond the boundaries of their laboratories.” He, then, adds “As a Nature journal editor, one of my duties is to make this transition as smooth as possible for researchers.”