Academics, GradCareers

The Art of Publishing

Professors Holden Thorp and William B. Tolman will speak for the Pillars of Professional Prosperity: Distinguished Faculty Workshop Series.

The Liberman Graduate Center invites you to join Professors Holden Thorp and William B. Tolman, two renowned Washington University faculty members, to learn about publishing strategies. In this session you’ll learn about the publication process, some good practices for writing an article that appeals to the chosen readership, where and when to connect with editors, and how to best respond to revision requests and reviews. You’ll gain inside exposure to the world of academic publishing and access to two top achievers in this space.

Holden ThorpHolden Thorp is the Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor and holds appointments in both chemistry and medicine. He was provost and executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis from July 1, 2013 to July 15, 2019.  In October 2019, Thorp became editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals. The journal Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed, general science journal in the world. The Science family of journals includes Science, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Robotics, Science Immunology, and the open-access journal, Science Advances.


William B. Tolman is the Associate Dean of Research, William Greenleaf Eliot Professor of Chemistry and the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry. His work focuses on using inorganic, biological, and polymer chemistry to address important problems related to human health and the environment. Current research in his group emphasizes the use of synthetic chemistry to unravel how copper-containing enzymes function and developing new ways to prepare biorenewable and sustainable polymers. His team has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and he is a fellow of both the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to Washington University in 2018, Tolman spent 27 years at the University of Minnesota, where he was the Distinguished McKnight University Professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry (2009-2017).