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What	
  is	
  Physical	
  Review	
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•  Started	
  in	
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•  Covers	
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•  Highly	
  selecTve	
  
•  Open	
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•  Acceptance	
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•  Editorial	
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  Special	
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  Showcasing	
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•  In-­‐depth	
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What is Physical Review X?

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Tutorial on PRX at the APS March Meeting, 2014.

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What is Physical Review X?

  1. 1. 5/9/15   1   What  is  Physical  Review  X?     And  why  is  it  a  journal  for  you?         Jorge  Pullin   Ling  Miao   Manolis  Antonoyiannakis   Physical  Review  X  (PRX)  is  already  being   recognized  as  a  top-­‐quality  journal  in  physics.       •  What  is  PRX?     •  What  are  its  current  standards  and  strengths?     •  How  will  it  grow  &  evolve  in  the  coming  years?     •  Why  is  PRX  a  journal  for  you?     •  Q  &  A  session   Outline  
  2. 2. 5/9/15   2   •  Started  in  May  2011   •  Covers  all  physics   •  Highly  selecTve   •  Open  access  ($1500/arTcle)   •  Online  only   •  Cross-­‐topic,  cross-­‐field,  cross-­‐discipline   •  No  length  limit   •  Impact  Factor:  6.7  in  2012,  >8  in  2013   •  Editors:  3  +  one  new  posiTon  open   PRX:  Facts  and  history   •  Acceptance  rate  ~  25%  (for  2012  submissions)   •  Editorial  rejecTon  rate  60%     •  Current  submissions:  ~1100/year  (conservaTve)   PRX:  Facts  and  history   38   70   94   4   13   20   2011   2012   2013   Published  &  highlighted*  ar1cles   *  in  scienTfic  and   popular  press     1  in  5  PRX  papers   gets  highlighted   conservaTve   Based  on     Q1  ‘14  
  3. 3. 5/9/15   3   •  Acceptance  rate  ~  25%  (for  2012  submissions)   •  Editorial  rejecTon  rate  60%     •  Current  submissions:  ~1100/year  (conservaTve)   PRX:  Facts  and  history   38   70   94   4   13   20   2011   2012   2013   Published  &  highlighted*  ar1cles   *  in  scienTfic  and   popular  press     1  in  5  PRX  papers   gets  highlighted   conservaTve   1  in  5  PRX  papers  gets  highlighted  in:     APS  Physics,  Science,  Nature,     Nature  Physics,  Nature  Photonics,  Nature  Materials,  Nature   Nanotechnology,     Condensed  Maier  Physics  Journal  Club,     Physics  Today,  Physics  World,  Scien8fic  American,     NY  Times,  BBC  News,     Wired,  MIT  Technology  Review,     major  naTonal  newspapers  worldwide,  reputable  blogs,  etc.   Based  on     Q1  ‘14   What  else  PRX  offers   •   Enhanced  content  delivery:   Nontechnical  Popular  Summary;   AiracTve  key  image;       Teaser;   In-­‐arTcle  live  video  links;     Topic-­‐based  browsing   First  APS  journal  to  do  so!  
  4. 4. 5/9/15   4   What  else  PRX  offers   •   Special  SecTons  Showcasing  Hot  and  Emerging  Fields:   1st  :  Special  SecTon  on  Metamaterials   Ø More  to  come!   Ø   3  of  the  5  papers  received  coverage  in  internaTonal  press     High-­‐Level  Editorial  Engagement  in  Editorial/Review  Process:   •   AcTve,  Well-­‐informed  Editorial  Assessment  &  Decisions   Ø   EssenTal  reading  of  the  manuscript  in  quesTon   Ø   Relevant  literature  search  (WoS,  Google  Scholar/arXiv,  APS  database)   Ø   CollecTve  discussion  among  the  editors   Ø   ConsultaTon  with  the  Editorial  Board   Ø   AcTve,  personalized  interacTons  with  referees  &  authors   u   Specific  quesTons  to  referees  for,  and  aqer,  their  reviews  to  obtain        clearly  oriented  and  substanTve  reports   u   QuesTons  &  queries  to  authors  for  addiTonal,  relevant  informaTon   Ø   Careful  choices  of  perTnent  referees   Well-­‐informed  and  clear  editorial  decisions:   Minimize“Arbitrariness”   Thoughrul,  reasoned  iniTal  editorial  rejecTon;   •   Prompt,  personal  response  to  the  needs  and  requests      of  authors  &  referees  
  5. 5. 5/9/15   5   •  Cusng-­‐edge   •  In-­‐depth  (no  length  limit)   •  High-­‐visibility   •  Game  changing  papers  (“killer”  papers)     •  PRX  is  a  highly  selecTve  journal  [*]   •  We  want  to  grow  both  in  quality  and  in  quanTty     [*]  acceptance  rate:  25%         Upfront  editorial  rejecTon  rates:  60%     %  PRX  papers  highlighted  in  APS  Physics:  10%       %  PRX  papers  highlighted  in  scienTfic/popular  press:  21%     %  zero-­‐cited  papers,  on  the  year  aqer  publicaTon:  4%   What  papers  we  are  looking  for   PRX  Has  the  Momentum  and  PotenTal     To  Go  Much  Higher   •   Submissions  and  publicaTons  growing        both  in  number  and  in  quality:    A  “surge”  expected  to  come  midsummer  2014   •   Topical  coverage  expanding,  more  Special  SecTons   •   Visibility  and  presTge  increasing   •   Tail  wind  from  global  open-­‐access  movement   • Expect  the  IF  to  conTnue  to  grow:     6.72012      à      >82013      à      >92014    
  6. 6. 5/9/15   6   PRX  Has  the  Momentum  and  PotenTal     To  Go  Much  Higher   •   Submissions  and  publicaTons  growing        both  in  number  and  in  quality:    A  “surge”  expected  to  come  midsummer  2014   •   Topical  coverage  expanding,  more  Special  SecTons   •   Visibility  and  presTge  increasing   •   Tail  wind  from  global  open-­‐access  movement   • Expect  the  IF  to  conTnue  to  grow:     6.72012      à      >82013      à      >92014    2012  Journal  CitaTon  Reports:  83  journals  in  category  Physics,  Mul8disciplinary   expected   •  Editors  outside  their  subject  comfort  zone   (few  editors  to  cover  all  physics  areas)   •  Surge  in  submissions      (summer-­‐2013;  anTcipated  summer-­‐2014)   •  Open  access:     Barrier  for  some  potenTal  authors;     but  also  tends  to  decrease  frivolous  submissions   •  Journal  sTll  young   Main  challenges  
  7. 7. 5/9/15   7     Join  us  in  making  PRX     a  major  player  in  physics  publishing     Thank  you!  

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