Tutorial Lectures

Tutorial 1

Fundamental Aspects and Applications of Cu Electrodeposition

Rohan Akolkar
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Peter Broekmann
University of Bern, Switzerland

Tutorial 2

Principles and Applications of in situ in Operando Methods in Electrochemistry

Neeraj Sharma
The University of New South Wales, Australia

Bluse Ching-Hsing Chen
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


EA Workshop

Electrochimica Acta / ISE author workshop

Robert Hillman, Editor-in-Chief Electrochimica Acta

Scientific publishing has changed dramatically in the last decade. This is most obvious in terms of the mechanics of manuscript preparation by the author and its delivery to the reader, but there have also been major changes in the way that manuscripts are assessed and selected for publication. Within this rapidly moving environment, this workshop aims to inform both new and experienced authors on a range of aspects of publishing, both generally and with respect to a specialist journal such as Electrochimica Acta. The workshop does not require participants to have previous experience as an author, although some involvement with the preparation of a manuscript would obviously permit stronger engagement with the material to be presented. To engage authors at an early stage of their publishing career, the key steps in the process will be identified, from recognizing the point at which publication of data is viable, through selection of the most appropriate journal, to manuscript construction and the mechanics of the submission process. Important and commonly misunderstood topics such as the peer review process and the maintenance of academic standards will be addressed. More experienced authors will be aware that most journals can only publish a fraction of the manuscripts submitted that satisfy the minimum technical standards. The workshop will discuss how, in this competitive situation, authors may identify selection criteria and prepare their manuscript in a manner that optimises its attractiveness to the journal and its value to readers. In advance of the session, participants might like to consider their motivation for publishing and what they perceive as the justification for doing so.