In this workshop Professor Douglas MacFarlane will share some perspectives on the publishing process and how to navigate the challenges and issues. The workshop will consist mainly of a question and answer sessions, so come armed with your questions. Questions such as how to choose the right journal and dealing with difficult reviews will certainly be a major point of discussion.
Professor Douglas MacFarlane leads the Monash Ionic Liquids Group at Monash University. He is currently the holder of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship – one of the most prestigious fellowships for senior researchers in Australia. He is also the Program Leader of the Energy Program in the Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. His group, numbering around 25 research staff and students, focuses on a range of aspects of ionic liquids and their application in the energy sciences and sustainable chemistry. Current projects include applications in carbon dioxide capture and reduction, water splitting, biomass processing and advanced batteries. He has published more than 550 papers and patents including a number of papers in Science, Nature and Nature Materials. These have attracted more than 27,000 citations to date and have an h-index of 78.
Professor MacFarlane is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Royal Society of Chemistry journals Chemical Communications and Green Chemistry, as well as of ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering and Elsevier journal Cryobiology.