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Elsevier announces the launch of open-access journal: Reviews in Physics


Amsterdam, March 16, 2015 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal Reviews in Physics.

Reviews in Physics is the first open access journal publishing only review papers in all areas of (applied) physics. The journal provides a platform for researchers who wish to summarize a field of physics research and share this work globally and as widely as possible.

While in most review journals authors must be invited to write a review, researchers Reviews in Physics welcomes all researchers to proactively submit their paper.

Handling editors of the journal are: Dr. Tommaso Dorigo, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Padova, Italy and Professor Nai-Chang Yeh, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. They are joined by an Advisory Board of experienced physicists and representatives of leading physics departments Physics departments around the world.

Dr. Dorigo commented, "The specialization of modern scientific disciplines has made it hard for scientists to keep up to date with recent developments in subfields different from their own. I am quite happy to be an editor of the new journal Reviews in Physics, as I consider its scope and format perfectly suited to increase the dissemination of knowledge in physics."

Yeh said, "Reviews in Physics is designed to fill the voids of current physics publications by offering an open-access journal for timely publication of short topical review articles. We believe that Reviews in Physics will play a distinct role in providing the readers with not only timely survey of rapidly developing research fields but also sufficient knowledge base for beginners."

Jan Willem Wijnen, Publisher of the journal, added, "Reviews in Physics aims to showcase a collection of authoritative papers about our current understanding of physics and make these openly available for everyone. I am delighted to see so much support from the physics community for the launch of this journal."

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About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as over 100 open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier's open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier's open access program, visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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