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Physical Review X Publishes First Five Papers


Physical Review X Publishes First Five Papers

Ridge, NY, August 8, 2011 - The American Physical Society (APS) 
presents the first five papers that are published in our new, 
open access journal, Physical Review X (http://prx.aps.org/). 
Under Physical Review X's open access publishing model, they are 
free for you to read and use.

Jorge Pullin, Editor, and Ling Miao, Associate Editor, are very 
encouraged by the topical spread of these first published papers, 
which range from the well-established field of atomic, molecular 
and optical physics to the still relatively new, broad and very 
active field that explores magnetism or spins at microscopic 
level. They also extend into the interdisciplinary area: In the 
paper by Belik et al., statistical physics is applied to 
understand epidemic spreading; and in another by Benmore and 
Weber, experimental techniques such as acoustic levitation and 
x-ray scattering are used to obtain and characterize normally 
hard-to-make amorphous forms of pharmaceutical drugs.

The editors are also pleased by the high scientific quality and 
potential significance of these contributions.

The five papers are too small a sample to be a basis for making a 
generalization about the future of Physical Review X. But they 
reflect APS's commitment to making Physical Review X a journal of 
scientific breadth and excellence. We are confident that, with 
the continuing and more focused effort of the editors and the 
Editorial Board to attract and select outstanding papers and with 
an increasing support of the physics community, Physical Review X 
can only grow stronger.

Contact: Daniel Kulp, Editorial Director, American Physical 
Society, dan@aps.org , 631-591-4098

About APS

The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit 
membership organization working to advance and diffuse the 
knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, 
scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and 
international activities. APS represents 48,000 members, 
including physicists in academia, national laboratories and 
industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society 
offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, 
NY, and Washington, DC.