Frontiers Science Forum: APS Editors’ Visit (Dr. Manolis Antonoyiannakis & Dr. Ling Miao, Sep.27, 2012)

Release date:2012-09-27 Page views:837

Title: APS Editors’ Visit

Speaker: Dr. Manolis Antonoyiannakis (Editor of Physical Review Letters) & Dr. Ling Miao (Editor of Physical Review X)

Location: Room 111, Physics Building, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Time: September 27, 2012 (Thursday)


(1) 9:30 am Free talk and Consulting


(2) 1:30 pm Editorial Talk

Title: The Physical Review Journals and You: Why and how should we work together?

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. Our talk will address the question of why, and how, the journals and the physics community, including Chinese physicists, should work together more actively and effectively.

We will first briefly discuss the journals' status and their multifaceted contribution to physics and to the international physics community. Then we will zoom in on the editorial and peer-review process and give you an insider's view of the APS editorial system: How do the editors assess new papers, choose referees, and accept and reject papers? How do they select which papers to highlight as Editors' Suggestions or in the exclusive online platform /Physics/? We will also discuss how you can maximize your chances of publishing your work in the APS journals and how you can make your scientific expertise and views really count by serving as a referee. Finally, we will provide representative statistics on publications, citations and impact measures, and make some geographic and institutional comparisons along the way.

Last May, the APS launched a new, broad-scope, fully open-access, and highly selective journal, Physical Review X ( What is PRX's mission? What can the new journal offer you? We'll answer these questions and others that you may have.

Last but not least, we want to get your feedback on the Physical Review journals and their editorial work. Such feedback will help the journals become stronger and work better for you.


(3) 3:15 pm-4:00 pm

Group Discussion 1 (Particle Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Room 111 Physics Building.


(4) 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Group Discussion 2 (Condensed Matter Physics, Optics)

Room 111 Physics Building.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University
No.800 Dong Chuan Road, No.5 Physics building
Minhang District, Shanghai,

© School of Physics and Astronomy Shanghai Jiao Tong University All rights reserved

WeChat Official Account