Monday, August 6, 2007: 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Blrm Salon III, San Jose Marriott
SS 16 - What editors want: Advice for submitting your manuscript
Have you ever wondered what editors look for when combing through droves of manuscript submissions? Just how do you get your manuscript to the top of the pile? In this session participants will learn what editors from a variety of ecological journals look for when deciding which articles to consider for publication. Editors will describe themselves and their journals, outline the review process, and discuss strengths and common mistakes in submitted manuscripts. Speakers will also discuss current publishing trends. A question and answer session will follow the presentations, and the presentations will be kept short (5-10 minutes each) to allow plenty of time for lively discussion. More information about the session can be found at This session is aimed at students, post-docs, and early-career ecologists, but attendance is open to all. Refreshments will be served, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Organizer:Sigrid D.P. Smith, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-organizers:Abraham Miller-Rushing, Boston Univ.
Liz Ferguson, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Speakers:Liz Ferguson, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Richard Bardgett, Lancaster University
Richard Hobbs, Restoration Ecology
Sue Silver, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (ESA)
Michael Whitlock, American Naturalist
Laura Zahn, AAAS/Science

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