Wednesday, 20 March 2013

An invitation to a workshop for journal authors at Flotation ‘13

Flotation ’13 in November is the conference not to miss if you are involved in any way with flotation. Already all the exhibition booths have been sold, and companies from around the world are supporting the event.

The deadline for abstract submission is the end of June, and we look forward to a very full 4-day programme of papers from leading international specialists. We also expect, and encourage, papers from young researchers just starting out on their careers in this, arguably the most important unit operation in the minerals industry.

Authors of all papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts to Elsevier’s Minerals Engineering after the conference, for review and possible publication in a special flotation issue of the journal in 2014.

Preparing a good journal article is very much an art, and on 17 November from 14.00 to 16.30, the publishing company Elsevier will run an author workshop as part of Flotation ’13 at the conference venue, the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

There will be two modules:

(1) How to get Published in a Research Journal and

(2) Author’s Rights and Responsibilities.

The first module will take around 90 minutes including questions and answers and will be presented by Dean Eastbury, Executive Publisher for Chemical Engineering at Elsevier and Professor Jochen Petersen, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town and Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Hydrometallurgy. The second module takes about 45 minutes and will be presented by Dean Eastbury, who will also show a short video explaining The Article of the Future.

The workshop is aimed at people who are relatively inexperienced with publishing in research journals but expect to do so frequently in the future. If you are either a postgraduate student or young lecturer working in physical science research and would like to attend, please contact Dean directly at The workshop is entirely free of charge.

Immediately following the workshop is pre-registration for Flotation ’13 and a chance to relax and meet other delegates at the opening wine reception.

Wine reception at Flotation '11

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