At the invitation of Prof. QIU Dunlian, the executive editor in chief of the Journal of Mountain Science, Prof. Nigel Wright from the De Montfort University of Leicester, UK paid a visit to the editorial office of Journal of Mountain Science (JMS) on 21 March 2016 while he came to Sichuan University for cooperative research.
Prof. Nigel Wright is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Dean of Technology in De Montfort. Prof. Nigel Wright has over 25 years experience in the research modeling fluid flow in the built and natural environment, particular in research field of flood risk management, river flows and low-head hydropower. This is the 9th time to come to Chengdu. He has project cooperation with researchers both in Institute of Mountain Hazards, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Sichuan University.
As an editorial member of JMS, Prof. Nigel Wright conducts reviews for manuscripts focused on fluid flow modeling, debris flow modeling etc.. During this visit, Prof. Nigel Wright had a warm discussion with the editors of JMS on how to solicit high quality papers, how to focus on hot topics to organize special issues and raise the international impact of the journal. He put forward some suggestions for improving manuscript quality. Language problems, he said, is a main obstacle for the non-English speaking authors when writing a scientific research paper. Language polishing is important before the manuscript is sent out for peer-review. He also attached great importance to organizing special issues which may induce high citations rates. Editors agree with him on the advantage of inviting international manuscripts of high quality especially manuscripts from European countries and USA. Prof. Nigel Wright suggests that in the future, inviting more excellent scientists from Europe and USA to join the editorial board will help to enhance the journal’s impact in the western countries.
| Prof. Nigel Wright Visits JMS. (by IMHE) |