QDev Seminar: Ling Miao

Seminar by Associate Editor of Physical Review X

Please join us as Ling Miao discusses the journals PRL, PRB and the new journal PRX.

The Physical Review family journals (PRL, PRA, PRB, PRC, PRD, and PRE) of the American Physical Society (APS) are the bedrock journals that the international physics community relies on. But, they need the community's support and contributions to maintain their strengths. My talk will address the question of why, and how, the journals and the physics community should work together more actively and effectively.

I will first briefly discuss the journals' status and their multifaceted contribution to physics and to the international physics community. I will provide some representative statistics on publications, citations and impact measures as well as some geographic and institutional comparisons.

Then I will give you an insider's view of the APS editorial system: On what basis do the editors evaluate new papers, choose referees, and accept and reject papers? How can authors navigate the review process productively?

You may have heard about PRX (http://prx.aps.org/), the new member in the Physical Review family; you may have even seen in it some papers that are of interest to you. But, what is really PRX? What can it offer you? I'll answer these questions and others that you may have.

Last but not least, I want to get YOUR view of the Physical Review journals and YOUR feedback on our editorial work. Such "outside" input will help the journals become stronger and work better for you.