Publishing in Wiley’s Physical Sciences Journals


A highly competitive research environment with increasingly limited research funding has created a “Publish or Perish” attitude among scientists who are judged on the quantity rather than quality of their research articles. This presentation provides a brief overview of current trends and challenges in scientific publishing, some ethical considerations, how publishers and authors interact and influence each other, and how the publishing arena is being transformed. Tips will be presented on how to select an appropriate journal for your paper, what aspects of preparation and presentation to focus on from an editor’s and referee’s perspective, and hints for increasing the discoverability of your paper after publication.

Dr. Guangchen Xu | Director, Physical Sciences | Wiley Beijing Office

After obtaining his PhD (Materials Science) from the Beijing University of Technology and working there as an Assistant Professor for a year, Guanchen Xu joined Wiley as an in-house editor in September 2011. He has been the senior editor of Small and Advanced Energy Materials and has helped other materials science journals in the in-house editorial portfolio, such as Advanced Science, to grow and succeed. In early 2017, he launched the first sister journal of SmallSmall Methods, as the acting Editor-in-Chief. He also leads and manages the editorial teams of Physical Sciences in APAC regions, in addition to his editorial role.


Dr. Neville Compton | Executive Editor | Physical Sciences

Neville Compton obtained his PhD (1989) in Chemistry from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, under the supervision of Dr. N. C. Norman and Dr. R. J. Errington and then did postdoctoral research with Dr. G. Huttner at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Thereafter he joined the editorial staff of Angewandte Chemie in 1992. In 1997 he was promoted to Deputy Editor of Angewandte Chemie and at the same time became the Deputy Editor of Chemistry – A European Journal. In 2002 Neville was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry – A European Journal and fulfilled a dual role with his position as Deputy Editor of Angewandte Chemie. In 2012 Neville and his team launched the new journal ChemPlusChem and was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief from 2012 to 2015. In October 2017 Neville succeeded Peter Gölitz as the Editor-in-Chief of Angewandte Chemie and subsequently in October 2022 Neville became Editor-in-Chief of Small and Executive Editor for the Small family of journals. Neville has won 3 Wiley Pacesetter Awards for innovations associated with improving the publishing experience for authors.


Dr. Guangchen Xu

Director, Physical Sciences, Wiley Beijing Office

Dr. Neville Compton

Executive Editor, Physical Sciences

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21 Apr, 2024
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
KAUST, Building 9, Lecture Hall 1