[Image above] Credit: Lycia Xing

Bill Fahrenholtz, chief editor of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society (JACerS), recently traveled to China to deliver a series of technical talks and workshops on how to get research published in journals.

His first stop was the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), which hosted Fahrenholtz’s workshop at the School of Materials Sciences. There were nearly 150 in attendance, most of whom were Ph.D. and master’s level students in material science.

Fahrenholtz provided an overview of ACerS’ three journals, published by Wiley—JACerS, The International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (ACT), and The International Journal of Applied Glass Science (IJAGS).

He also discussed tips and best practices for getting published: original topic, high quality science, conformance to author guidelines, and submission to the appropriate journal.

Students learned best practices on how to get their research published. Credit: Lycia Xing

Fahrenholtz offered the audience important tips for tailoring the abstract content, discussion, figures and conclusions, to make the paper more reviewer-friendly. The workshop concluded with questions and answers from the audience, which lasted about 45 minutes.

“The workshop was a great success,” Fahrenholtz stated in an email. “Several of the students commented on how much the presentation had helped them prepare to write their first papers.”

Fahrenholtz will travel to Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and finally, the Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang National Laboratory—to wrap up his “China tour.”