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NST Seminar: An Inside View of Physical Review Family of Journals

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Yan Li, American Physical Society – Physical Review Journals
Maria Chan
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12:00 p.m.

The Physical Review journals of the American Physical Society (APS) have a long tradition of publishing important physics papers, and serving as the bedrock of physics research.  In the past decade, the APS has launched several new journals to broaden this collection, including Physical Review X, a highly selective Open Access journal,  Physical Review Applied, dedicated to publishing high-quality papers that bridge the gap between engineering and physics,  and Physical Review Materials, a new broad-scope journal serving the multidisciplinary community working on materials research. Physical Review Research, the latest fully open access title in the Physical Review family of journals, will be open for submission soon.

In this talk, I will give a brief overview of our journal family and the peer review process, and offer some guidelines on how to communicate effectively with editors and referees to facilitate the review.  I will also discuss our current scope and standard of published papers on condensed matter and materials physics within Physical Review B.  

Dr. Yan Li received her B.Sc. from Peking University and her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis before becoming a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. She joined APS in 2015 and is currently an Associate Editor for Physical Review B.


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