"The manuscript selection process at SCIENCE"
PETER STERN, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Editor, SCIENCE
Date : Friday, April 2, 2010, 14:00-15:30
Venue : Terman Hall, Creative Learning Bldg.
For many scientists the review process at SCIENCE is a bit like a black box. Someone submits a manuscript and about two weeks later receives either a rejection letter or a pre-edited version with referee comments attached. It is often difficult for people unfamiliar with the system to imagine how much has happened behind the scenes during this period of time and how much energy we have devoted to assure that the decision was as fair and unbiased as possible. With this talk I want to make the review process more transparent and want to give people guidelines of what might be considered an appropriate SCIENCE manuscript, i.e. a submission with a good chance of acceptance.
2003 – present: Senior Editor, SCIENCE
1998 – 2002: Associate Editor, SCIENCE,
1994 – 1997: Research Scientist, Department of Neurophysiology (Director: Prof. Wolf Singer), Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Helmholtz Scholarship by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research
1994 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award of the DFG
1991 – 1994: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pharmacology Department, University College London, London, U.K. Supervisor: Prof. David Colquhoun, FRS.
Scholarships by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds and the Human Frontier Science Program.
1991 Bernard Katz Lectureship Award
1990 – 1991: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Cell Physiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany.
1990: Ph.D. University of Heidelberg
1989 – 1990: Ph.D. student, Department of Cell Physiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Bert Sakmann.
1987 – 1989: Ph.D. Student, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany.
1987: Qualification as Medical Doctor
1981 – 1987: Medical Student, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Medical School, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Clerkships and clinical attachments in London, Harvard, and Perth (Australia). Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
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