Yiming Xu, APS: An Inside View of Physical Review Family of Journals

April 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

An Inside View of Physical Review Family of Journals

The Physical Review journals of the APS have a long tradition of publishing important physics papers, and serving as the bedrock of physics research.  In the past six years, the APS has launched four new journals to broaden this collection:  Physical Review X, a highly selective Open Access journal;  Physical Review Applied, dedicated to publishinghigh-quality papers that bridge the gap between engineering and physics, and between current and future technologies; Physical Review Fluids,  an journal publishing  innovative research that will significantly advance the fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics; and Physical Review Materials:  a new broad-scope journal serving the multidisciplinary community working on materials research.

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 during the review process. I will also discuss our current scope and standard of published papers on condensed matter, AMO physics, and materials science. I will be available to answer questions, hear ideas, and discuss comments about the journals.


Yiming Xu received his B.Sc. from Nanjing University in China and his Ph.D. from Boston College, both in experimental condensed matter physics. Prior to joining PRX in 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focus was on the electronic properties of strongly correlated materials.

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