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The American Physical Society launches open-access journal: Physical Review Research

American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS) announced today the launch of their fourteenth peer-reviewed journal, Physical Review Research (PRResearch). This title is the fourth fully open-access (OA) journal within the Physical Review suite of journals and will cover the full spectrum of research topics including fundamental and applied, theoretical and experimental, and interdisciplinary and newly emerging areas. The journal will open for submissions this spring with the aim to publish its first papers in the second half of this year.

"As we continue to expand publishing options for our authors and readers, Physical Review Research is the latest addition to our world-leading family of journals in physics and related research areas. This new journal will aim to advance and disseminate scientific research and discovery, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community. In these ways it will directly support our mission at APS," says Matthew Salter, APS Publisher.

"PRResearch will be positioned alongside Physical Review A-E, with similar selection criteria to these established topical titles. It will offer a fully OA option for all authors who prefer or require that model and seek the Physical Review refereeing and publishing experience they value and trust. Submissions to PRResearch will be handled by the same professional editorial team of Ph.D. scientists who manage peer review for all of the Physical Review titles," explains Michael Thoennessen, Editor in Chief for the APS journals.

"The Physical Review journals have served physics well for over 125 years, and this new journal is a step towards ensuring that they continue to do so well into the future. As science evolves to be more collaborative and global, Physical Review Research aims to meet the needs of the broadest research community, including the next generation of physicists and researchers working in related fields. With this new journal we hope to initiate conversations across traditional boundaries, invite new opportunities for collaboration, and enable future discoveries," says Jeff Lewandowski, Associate Publisher at APS.

APS is currently recruiting active researchers to serve as editorial board members. PRResearch will be online only and the fully open access publishing model will make all articles immediately free to read and will allow reuse by readers anywhere in the world under a CC-BY 4.0 International license.


For more information, visit the PRResearch website (

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