On Sunday, October 25th, 2020, as part of the CCEC 2020 student and young professional programming, Can. J. Chem. Eng. Editor-in-Chief João Soares and Wiley Editor Alex Castro provided an insider’s look into the publishing process for scholarly and technical articles. If you weren’t able to make it, we’ve got you covered with some of the highlights from the discussion:
- If you want to be recognized for all of the hard work you put into your research, be sure to publish in a peer-reviewed journal.
- What should you publish? Original and significant results or methods, critical reviews or summaries of a particular subject, and essentially any work that advances the knowledge and understanding in a certain scientific field or provides a valuable resource.
- Writing tips: Be concise, use subject-verb-object construction, use action verbs not nominalizations, and use hedges and emphatics in moderation.
- Know that your paper may look different after the review process, but that’s okay!
- Search engine optimization in four easy steps: Use keywords, choose a title that is descriptive and includes key phrases related to your topic, write an abstract that expresses key findings from your article, and create a network of inbound links and citations to your article.
- Tips for building links: Link your article across your social media, networking and institutional sites; encourage colleagues to link to your article; list your article as a reference in Wikipedia; and cite your previous work when appropriate.
More exciting news from Can. J. Chem. Eng. was the release of our Leaders in Chemical Engineering Virtual Issue during CCEC2020, which is currently free access. This issue features articles published in the Established Leaders in Chemical Engineering Special Series as well as the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Special Series as a means of celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of chemical engineering researchers within Canada and abroad. Beginning in the January issue with “Winery wastewater management and treatment in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada: A review and analysis of current regional practices and treatment performance” by Melody B. Johnson and Mehrab Mehrvar, the Established Leaders Special Series has facilitated an examination the most fundamental aspects of the chemical engineering practice. This Virtual Issue provides a glimpse into the featured papers published so far in this special series:
- “Carbon nanotube/ZnO nanowire/polyvinylidene fluoride hybrid nanocomposites for enhanced electromagnetic interference shielding” by Ali Shayesteh Zeraati and Uttandaraman Sundararaj.
- “Therapeutic potential of a cell penetrating peptide (CPP, NP1) mediated siRNA delivery: Evidence in 3D spheroids of colon cancer cells” by Khalsa Al‐Husaini, Erij Elkamel, Xiaoxia Han, and Pu Chen.
- “Polymer branching and first normal stress differences in small‐amplitude oscillatory shear flow” by Mona A. Kanso and Alan J. Giacomin.
- “Intermittent ultrasound‐assisted ceramic membrane fouling control in ultrafiltration” by Kyu Min Lee, Huu Doan, and Farhad Ein‐Mozaffari.
- “Rheology and processing of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) paste” by Tanja Tomkovic and Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos.
- “Sustainable management and design of the energy‐water‐food nexus using a mathematical programming approach” by Yousef Saif, Ali Almansoori, Ibrahim Bilici, and Ali Elkamel.
- “High‐performance photocatalysts for the selective oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds” by Goutham Rangarajan, Ning Yan, and Ramin Farnood.
- “A review of heat‐transfer mechanism for solid deposition from “waxy” or paraffinic mixtures” by Anil K. Mehrotra, Sina Ehsani, Samira Haj‐Shafiei, and Adebola S. Kasumu.
- “Design of polymeric materials: Experiences and prescriptions” by Alison J. Scott and Alexander Penlidis.
- “Whatsoever things are true: Hypothesis, artefact, and bias in chemical engineering research” by Murray R. Gray.
- “Sustainable polymer reaction engineering: Are we there yet?” by Marc A. Dubé, Vida A. Gabriel, Amir S. Pakdel, and Yujie Zhang.
The October issue marked the beginning of the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering Special Series, featuring the preface and first article. The series highlights exceptional early career researchers in the chemical engineering field and their contributions to Canadian research, and this Virtual Issue makes available the following articles published in this series:
- “Challenges in engineering conductive protein fibres: Disentangling the knowledge” by Sophia Roy, Oliver Xie, and Noémie‐Manuelle Dorval Courchesne.
- “Harnessing Emerging Paradigms in Chemical Engineering to Accelerate the Development of Pharmaceutical Products” by Adhithi R. Raghavan and Vikramaditya G. Yadav.
- “Process intensification connects scales and disciplines towards sustainability” by Daria C. Boffito and David Fernandez Rivas.
- “A review on microwell and microfluidic geometric array fabrication techniques and its potential applications in cellular studies” by Ahmad Ali Manzoor, Lauren Romita, and Dae Kun Hwang.
Be sure to check out the Virtual Issue while you can as it will be available for free access until December 25th, 2020.