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主编访谈 | AIChE Journal主编Mike Harold:发掘更多化学工程领域开拓性研究

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Dr. Mike Harold

 AIChE Journal主编,目前任职于美国休斯顿大学化学与生物分子工程系。

联系邮箱: mharold@uh.edu


关于期刊


1. 作为主编,能请您谈谈AIChE Journal的期刊定位吗?您对AIChE Journal未来的期望是什么?


AIChE Journal重点关注解决基础与化学工程领域具有挑战性的问题,尤其是跨学科领域的研究。化学工程师研究最广泛和最复杂的现象和过程,在大多数情况下还涉及定量分析。化学工程领域也从分子水平的电子效应扩展到了涵盖能源和环境的宏观系统。AIChE Journal定位在覆盖最广泛的化学工程领域。期刊的编辑团队尤其关注化学工程领域研究的新进展,无论是在能量储存还是免疫治疗领域。


As Editor-in-Chief of AIChE Journal, it is my responsibility to represent the chemical engineering research community. Our focus is on fundamental, chemical engineering science that confronts challenging problems in our field, particularly research that is cross-disciplinary. Arguably, chemical engineers study the broadest and most complex phenomena and processes, and in most cases involves quantitative analysis. And the community spans electronic effects at the molecular level to macro systems involving energy and the environment. Basically, the Journal will go where chemical engineers take us. The editorial team is especially attuned to new developments in chemical engineering research, be it energy storage or immunotherapy.


2. 我们会有与中国有关的特刊吗?期刊有什么中国计划吗?


我们每年出版Founders 和Futures系列。Founders系列旨在向当代最伟大的化学工程研究人员致敬。Futures系列则重点介绍早期化学工程领域具有伟大成就的科研人员。随着这些系列收到来自全球越来越多的关注,我希望也会有来自中国的获奖者和贡献者。Futures系列今年的计划是,我们将联系中国有关的化学工程部门,以确定他们最出色的年轻科研人员。每年AIChE Journal期刊都会出版一本特刊,聚焦日益增长的研究领域。例如,我们曾出版过关于纳米材料和能源可持续性主题的特刊。我希望中国的化学工程师也能带着中国特有的新发展领域参与进来。          


举个例子,中国在煤炭和石油化工领域拥有强大地位。这与美国对天然气的关注形成了鲜明对比。中国正在开发新的工艺技术和化工途径,这有别于世界其它国家和地区(出于经济原因)。其中,甲醇成为了一个更重要的构成因素,从甲醇制烯烃和含氧化合物的新途径至关重要。


We have initiated two annual issues, which we call the Founders and Futures series. The Founders series honor the greatest chemical engineering researchers of our time. The Futures series introduces emerging early career researchers who will become greats themselves. With these series being globally-focused, I expect there will be Chinese honorees and contributors. Specific to the Futures issue this coming year, we will be reaching out to Chinese chemical engineering departments to identify their best early career researchers. Each year the Journal has a special issue focused on a growing sector of research. For example we have had issues focused on nanomaterials and energy sustainability. As Editor it is my responsibility to engage Chinese chemical engineers on new developments that are unique to China.

 

Let me give you an example. One aspect that differentiates China is its strong position in coal-based petrochemicals. This contrasts with the US focus on natural gas. Process technologies and novel chemical routes are being developed in China that would not be considered elsewhere for economic reasons anywhere else in the world. Methanol becomes a much more important building block, so new routes to olefins and oxygenates from methanol are critical.


关于化学工程研究


3.您如何看待中国化学工程研究的潜力?您对中国的哪些领域最有期待?


中国有不同的原料基础,中国科研人员的研究活动也反映了这一点。同时,中国的研究也在积极关注新能源技术领域,如水分解和电池材料。在过去的10到15年里,中国的研究质量有着明显的提高。作为一本关注全球化学工程研究的期刊,我们的挑战是如何发掘这些研究活动。


As I mentioned, China has a different raw material base so their research activities reflect that. There is also an aggressive focus on new energy technologies such as water splitting and battery materials. The sheer size of China basically means that most of the important technology challenges will be taken on aggressively. Over the past 10 to 15 years there has been a clear advance in the quality of the research in China. Our challenge as a globally-focused chemical engineering research journal is to tap into those activities.


关于投稿


4. AIChE Journal选择文章的标准是什么,其中最看重哪些方面?一般审稿期是多久?


我们每年接受大约400份论文。全球化学工程领域的发展意味着我们的选择面越来越广。作为编辑团队,我们更加积极主动地在稿件提交阶段筛选论文。任何一篇接受同行评议的论文,我们都视其为一份有希望出版的稿件。通过拒绝更多未进行同行评议的论文,我们加快了决策的时间。虽然没有人喜欢被拒绝,但快速的决定让作者有更多时间可以考虑其它途径。


We accept about 400 papers a year. With the global growth in the chemical engineering field this means that we are becoming more selective. The bar for acceptance is getting higher. As an editorial team we are much more proactive on screening papers at the submission stage. Our thinking is that any paper that goes out for peer review we see as a prospective publication. By rejecting more papers without review we speed up the decision timing. While no author likes to get a paper rejected, a quick decision allows those authors to consider other venues.


5. 能请您评论一下来自中国投稿的总体质量吗?有没有给中国作者的关于写作的建议? 


在过去的5-10年里,中国作者的写作质量有了明显的提高。我们很难接受英语水平不高的论文,因为这对我们的读者是一种伤害。毋庸置疑,写作的质量十分重要。我十分建议投稿人能将稿件交给具备较强英语写作能力的人进行编辑。我们也越来越多地建议作者将论文交给专业机构编辑。


Over the past 5-10 years there has been a clear improvement in the quality of writing from Chinese authors. The bottom line is that we cannot accept papers that have marginal English. That is a disservice to our readers. It goes without saying that the quality of the writing is so very important. I cannot over emphasize the importance of Chinese contributors to have their manuscript critically edited by someone who has strong English writing acumen. We are increasingly asking authors to have their paper edited by a professional service.



期刊介绍


AIChE Journal 


Impact factor:3.463

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2018:31/138 (Engineering, Chemical)

 

The AIChE Journal is the premier research monthly in chemical engineering and related fields. This peer-reviewed and broad-based journal reports on the most important and latest technological advances in core areas of chemical engineering as well as in other relevant engineering disciplines. To keep abreast with the progressive outlook of the profession, the Journal has been expanding the scope of its editorial contents to include such fast developing areas as biotechnology, electrochemical engineering, and environmental engineering.


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https://aiche.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15475905






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