Talks & Lectures
22 Oct 2021
Virtual Event

Getting Published: The View from an Editor’s Perspective

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

photo of Gary Martin

This event has been made virtual.


The seminar begins by addressing the process of scientific publication ranging from pre-submission considerations through authorship, writing the cover letter and the recommendation of potential reviewers for your manuscript and finally getting it submitted. Next the issue of responding to reviews and potentially arguing with the editor will be discussed – when you could and should do that, how to do it successfully, and when you should probably avoid that. Next things to consider when correcting galley proofs will be discussed. The second part of the presentation affords a glimpse of what is happening on the editor’s “desk”, which is something that authors seldom get to see. The seminar concludes with ancillary considerations pertaining to the scientific publishing process such as impact factors, using Google Scholar and related matters.


Professor Gary Martin holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh (1972) and a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky (1976). He has been involved in various aspects of NMR spectroscopy for more than 50 years. He was a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Houston (1975-1989) where he was also the director of the UH NMR Facility before moving to the pharmaceutical industry in 1989. He has held senior positions in a number of major international pharmaceutical companies during his nearly 30 year tenure in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2016 he has been the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry since 1984. He has authored or edited a number of monographs, has published more than 350 scientific papers, invited reviews, and chapters and has delivered more than 500 lectures and seminars over the course of his career and is still heavily engaged in the development of new experimental NMR techniques.

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