In this mini workshop I explain what you need to know to write and effective scientific paper, simplify the review process, and expedite the acceptance of your paper. I will discuss the scientific elements you should include, the writing style you should follow, and the formatting you should adopt to compose an excellent article. I will also explain the reviewing and publication process followed by most journals.
This mini workshop will be useful for anyone who publishes or review papers in scientific journals. Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young faculty members are the main audience of the workshop, but more experienced researchers are equally welcome.
Drafting and excellent manuscript
Writing the cover letter
The review process
Responding to peer review
The publishing process
Professor João B.P. Soares, PhD, FCIC, P.Eng.
João Soares is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada). He hold a Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Chair in Interfacial Polymer Engineering for Oilsands Processing, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Advanced Polymer Reaction Engineering.
Prof. Soares has developed an original methodology to investigate polymerization processes that integrates: 1) polymerization kinetics determination, 2) microstructural characterization, and 3) detailed mathematical modeling. The combination of these three areas of research allows for a better understanding of the polymerization process/polymer architecture continuum that is unique to Prof. Soares’s group.
Before joining the University of Alberta on July 2013, João Soares was a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) for 18 year. He worked as a research and development engineer for Pronor, COPENE, and Polibrasil (Brazil) before joining the University of Waterloo.
Prof. Soares has published over 190 articles in referred journals, written 13 book chapters, and is the author (with Timothy McKenna) of the book Polyolefin Reaction Engineering. He has offered 27 public and 22 in-house industrial short courses all over the world in his areas of expertise. Professor Soares is also a co-organizer in two main international polyolefin conferences: The International Conference on Polyolefin Reaction Engineering (INCOREP), and The International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
Professor Soares is the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Wiley-VCH Macromolecular journals and responsible for the coordination of Macromolecular Reaction Engineering.
Professor Soares is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and a Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta. He is the recipient of the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000), the Union Carbide/Dow Innovation Recognition Program (2000, 2001), and the Syncrude/CSChE Canada Innovation Award for contributions to Chemical Engineering under the age of 40 (2001). He consults for several polyolefin-manufacturing companies in Canada, USA, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has worked as an expert witness in several patent litigation cases.
Research Interests: 1) polymerization reactor engineering for Ziegler-Natta, metallocene, late transition metal, free-radical and living free-radical polymerization, 2) water-soluble polymers for oil sands technology, 3) polymer microstructural characterization and fractionation, 4) mathematical modeling of polymerization reactors and polymer microstructure, and 5) in-situ polymer nanocomposites.