Presentation by Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, Senior Editor, Nature

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Presentation by Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, Senior Editor, Nature

Presentation by Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, senior editor - behavioral sciences at Nature, about publishing in the Nature family of journals

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Join us for a presentation by Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, the senior editor for behavioral sciences at Nature, who will be visiting campus to talk about publishing in the Nature family of journals. She handles submissions that often stem from economics, psychology, and related disciplines. At this lunchtime talk, she will describe their editorial process, the role professional editors play vs academic peer reviewers, and the different types of articles they publish.

Speaker Bio: Mary Elizabeth Sutherland is a senior editor at Nature where she handles papers whose topics span the social and behavioral sciences. Initially trained in cognitive neuropsychology at McGill, she continued integrating neuroscience and psychology in her postdoc at the Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile. She then spent a brief stint as a professor at that same institution before moving to an editorial position at Nature Communications where she handled papers in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. After two years, she joined the editorial team at Nature Human Behavior where she grew her knowledge of the social sciences, adding computational social science, behavioral economics, political psychology, and developmental economics to her remit. She moved to Nature three years ago to fill a new editorial position created to expand Nature’s coverage of the behavioral and social sciences. In this role, she publishes cutting edge research in behavioral and development economics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, sociology, computational social sciences, education, among others, and works closely with these various communities to uphold a high standard of scientific rigor.