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We interviewed Dr Sacha Vignieri after her recent talk at the School of Biology. Her interview video is below, and you can also click here to find out about Sacha's answers to 6 for Science
Dr Sacha Vignieri, an Associate Editor with Science, discusses some of the inner workings of Science and provides insight for authors preparing their own work for consideration in high-impact general-science publications...
From the outside, publication in high-impact general-science journals can seem like a mysterious process. A general understanding of the procedures and practices at Science can help unravel the mystery a bit, and contribute to an understanding of what makes a good (or even great) paper a high-impact-journal paper.
In particular, while many researchers strive to publish in these journals because of their high impacts, they are fundamentally general-science journals, and understanding this can help authors assess which aspects of their own work will be most successful in such outlets.
Videos from Science
Did you know that Science contributors can add augment their publications with video? - Some interesting examples can be found at Science's video portal. [School of Biology staff seeking in assistance in video production can contact our MediaLab]