On Nov.19th 2016, Dr. Ling Miao, Managing Editor of Physical Review X, and Dr. Thomas Pattard, Managing Editor of Physical Review A paid a visit to SIOM and delivered a presentation entitled by “The Physical Review Journals and You” to SIOM’s researchers. Prof. Zhinan Zeng, Prof. Jun Liu,Prof. Jun Wang, Dr. Jinping Yao, Dr. Wentao Li, Dr. Ronghua Lu, Dr. Xiaolin Li and Dr.Tingwei Fan also gave presentations on their research field.
In this talk, Dr. Ling Miao introduced the status of the Physical Review journals and provided some representative statistics on publications, citations, and impact, as well as some geographic and institutional comparisons. She discussed the growing role of China within the physics community and how it is reflected within the journals. Then Dr. Thomas Pattard gave us an insider's view of the publishing process from the perspective of an editor and a short overview of the editorial process and the workflow associated with the handling of a typical manuscript. They also gave us some tips on writing a paper “referee report” cover letter, and how the communication between all involved parties can be improved.
After the meeting, the editors visited the State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, the Laboratory of Materials Science and Laboratory of Quantum Optics.