Mon, 03/25/2019 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm
DeMeritt 240
Material Science Seminar
Dr. Yiming Xu, Physical Review X

An Editorial View of Peer Review

Abs: 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 a few years, the APS has launched a couple of 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; Physical Review Materials:  a new broad-scope journal serving the multidisciplinary community working on materials research; and Physical Review Research: a board topic open access journal with the selectivity comparable to PRA-E.

In this talk, I will give a brief overview of our journal family and an editorial view on the peer review process, and offer some guidelines on how to communicate effectively with editors and referees during the review process. We will also discuss our current scope and standard of published papers, especially on condensed matter, and materials science. I will be available to answer questions, hear ideas, and discuss comments about the journals.