ACS Publications has launched a series of videos aimed to help understanding the publication process. Publishing Your Research 101 features editors and authors of ACS journals, including George Whitesides, Richard Eisenberg, Paula Hammond, Timothy Lodge, and Jason Hafner. There are three episodes available so far: How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research, Writing Your Cover Letter, and Selecting Peers to Suggest as Reviewers.
Additional Resources. Apart from the videos, you may also find helpful resources that will help you in the writing process. These are some examples: “Whitesides’ Group: Writing a Paper“, an essay by George Whitesides published in Advanced Materials; “Writing a Scientific Paper: One, Ideosyncratic, View“, a presentation by Whitesides at 231st ACS National Meeting; and “The Art of the Cover Letter“, by Jason Haffner.
Audience. This series is a great resource for students, especially those interested in learning about writing, submitting, editing, and reviewing manuscripts, and those who are beginning to work on their first publication.