Editage intensifies educational outreach for authors in China
(April 14, 2017; Shanghai, China) Editage, the world’s leading scientific communications service provider, has ramped up its educational outreach activities in China. In March, Editage Insights, the author education arm of Cactus Communications, conducted nine workshops and three webinars for Chinese authors and journal editors. To assist authors who are not confident with English, five workshops and two webinars were conducted in Chinese. Hour-long sessions on ‘Common Errors in Writing and Submitting Research Papers’ were conducted at Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing University Of Information Science & Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan), Nanjing University of Science and Technology, and Nanjing University by Professor Yang Gan, an expert in materials chemistry and physics as well as head of the Department of Energy Chemical Engineering at Harbin Institute of technology. Dr Gan, who is an editorial board member for International Journal of Nanomedicine (Dove Medical Press) and an associate editor for RSC Advances, also conducted an hour-long webinar in Chinese on ‘How to respond to reviewer comments’.
In addition to Professor Gan’s workshop and webinar series, one English webinar titled ‘Essentials of publishing a research paper: A journal editor’s perspective’ was delivered by Caitriana Nicholson, Managing Editor, Chinese Physics C, Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP).
Further, Dr. Donald Samulack, President U.S. Operations, Editage, who was in Beijing for ISMTE’s 2nd Asian-Pacific conference, conducted a workshop on “How to Improve Your Chances of Publication Success: Tips and Guidance for Authors” at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, the Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), and the Department of Urology at the Beijing Shougang Hospital. The workshops were attended by over 120 doctors, nurses, PhD candidates, faculty, and researchers. Dr. Samulack also shared his insights on ‘Scrutinizing the Manuscript – Is it Acceptable for Publication?’ with 20 senior and junior editors at China Science Press.
Author education is a priority for the scholarly communications company this year. Editage Insights has launched an industry-wide survey to gather the opinions of thousands of authors worldwide and share their opinions at important upcoming conferences. In the past few months, Editage has also organized workshops and webinars in China in collaboration with partner publishers IET, IOP, and Hindawi. Editage is expected to ramp up educational outreach programs for authors globally over the next few months.
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 600, Editage has served 193,930 authors and has edited 741,340 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Please visit www.editage.com to learn more.
Manager, Corporate Communications, Editage/Cactus Communications