Dr Thijs van Vlijmen, Senior Publishing Editor, Springer-Nature Publishing House
Publishing is a key requirement for any academic’s career progression. In the modern age the number of available journals is staggering (sometimes bewildering) and information overload resulting from the sheer quantity of published content can often prevent your quality article rising above a sea of mediocre ones. Increasingly, getting your paper published is now only part of the process of communicating scientific knowledge, with post publication promotion being an essential tool in the modern scientist’s armamentarium. During this presentation I will present some non-obvious strategies, both on how to get your next paper published in a quality journal, and also how to get your next paper noticed and read by the appropriate target audience. Topics that will be discussed include journal selection, tailoring of abstracts, titles and keywords for database recognition, followed by a description of essential tools for post publication promotion, including open access and sharing options along with scientific blogging and social media strategies.
Dr Thijs van Vlijmen has been working for Springer since 2009 and is the current Senior Publishing Editor for Springer-Nature Australia. He is responsible for all Springer-Nature books and journals in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South Korea focussing on the stable of journals relating to Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Protein Science and Medical Research. He obtained his PhD from the University of Utrecht, after which he joined Springer in the Netherlands. He was seconded to Melbourne five years ago and tasked with the creation of a local editorial office focussed on establishing strong publication practices within the Asia Pacific region with greater participation of Asia Pacific scientists at journal Senior Editorial levels.