报告人: Steve Mao, Ph.D. Senior Editor, Science
After graduated from Peking University, Dr. Steve Mao obtained a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. As a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Harvard University, he focused his research on genome organization and single cell sequencing technologies, respectively. He worked as an Assistant, Associate, and Senior Scientific Editor in Cell for about five years before joining Science as a Senior Editor of molecular biology, biotechnology and synthetic biology. His areas of responsibility include DNA biology, RNA biology, transcription and epigenetics, nuclear and chromatin biology, ribosome biology, synthetic biology, and biotechnology development.
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 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. I’ll discuss some of the inner workings of Science and provide insight for helping authors prepare and assess their own work for consideration in high-impact general-science publications.