UCL Division of Biosciences


CBER External Seminar - Dr Simon Harold, Nature Ecology & Evolution

27 November 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Title: 'Demystifying publishing in the Nature journals'

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni




Amy Godfrey


Lecture Theatre 115
1-19 Torrington Place

Abstract: The academic publishing ecosystem can be a confusing place to navigate, particularly for early career researchers. In this talk, I will aim to shed some light on the role of editors in the Nature-family of journals, what editors look for when assessing papers, as well as the different types of manuscripts that journals consider for publication. I will also try to offer some tips on how best to prepare your manuscript for submission to high-impact journals, as well how to best navigate the review process.

About the Speaker

Dr Simon Harold

Senior Editor at Nature Ecology & Evolution

Simon Harold is a Senior Editor at Nature Ecology and Evolution, where he handles all aspects of ecology. He has been part of the journal editorial team since its inception in 2016, and has 13 years’ experience as a professional editor, having also worked on the BMC-series open access journals, Nature Communications, and for a year led Nature Geoscience as locum Chief Editor. He has a PhD in host-natural enemy spatial ecology from the University of Leeds and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and has previously worked on fungal ecology, community ecology, and developmental evolution at Cardiff University, Imperial College at Silwood Park, and the University of Manchester.

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