physica status solidi (b)
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-3951
Frequently asked questions
|Citation formatting: What is the correct spelling and bibliographic abbreviation for pss?|
What is the Impact Factor of pss?
I am organising an event. Does pss publish Special Issues and Conference Proceedings?
What are the costs for authors - page charges, colour figures, reprints, copy-editing etc.?
Must I use a style template for my manuscript and if yes, which one?
There is a problem with English language usage in a manuscript, what should I do?
Errata: I found a mistake in my published article. How can I correct it?
Comments: What if I want to publish a comment or a reply to a comment?
| Citation formatting: What is the correct spelling and bibliographic abbreviation for pss?|
In 2009, pss has adopted the bibliographic abbreviation 'Phys. Status Solidi' in order to comply with international standards. The traditional abbreviation 'phys. stat. sol.' should no longer be used, even when older articles are cited.
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|What is the Impact Factor of pss?|
The pss journal family is one of the largest international platforms and most important publications in solid state and materials physics. Overall more than 21,000 pss article citations appeared in the literature throughout 2013 and online article access topped the level of over 860,000 full-text downloads.
With a new 2013 Impact Factor of 2.343, pss (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters continues to be one of the most attractive journals striving for fast publication of high-quality research in solid state physics and physical materials science. Silicon and other materials systems are now being concentrated in the regular section rrl solar, offering authors the opportunity to be first in reporting their latest research in the highly competitive field of photovoltaics. The journal’s content is much inspired by Focus Issues on hot topics such as topological insulators, semiconductor nanowires, functional oxides and spintronics. Total pss (RRL) cites have increased to 1,676 in 2013 with an Immediacy Index rising to 0.72 (+36% vs. 0.527 in 2012).
The 2013 Impact Factor of pss (a) – applications and materials science remains at an all-time high of 1.525, with major citations contributions coming from topics such as hydrogen storage materials, solid-state lighting, magnetic nanostructures, solar cells, and advanced semiconductor materials and devices. Fundamental condensed matter and materials physics in pss (b) – basic solid state physics was bustling with advanced density functional theory methods as well as renewed interest in long-acquainted semiconductors for sustainable, alongside the persistently busy graphene. Consequently the 2013 Impact Factor has further climbed to 1.605 (+7.8% vs. 1.489 in 2012). Total pss (a) and (b) cites have increased to 10,134 and 9,223 in 2013 proving the high visibility and broad relevance of their content.
pss (c) - current topics in solid state physics publishes conference presentations and as such it is listed in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index CPCI-S. In 2013, over 1000 citations referring to 1,422 articles published in 2011/12 were counted, showing the critical selectivity and wide visibility of this proceedings journal.
Among the citation highlights are cutting edge topics including solar cells, LEDs, semiconductor applications, graphene and other carbon materials, plasmonic and spintronic nanostructures, and electronic structure theory. Articles are thus cited more often and faster than ever, confirming pss as one of the most important publication brands in solid state physics.
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|I am organising an event. Does pss publish Special Issues and Conference Proceedings?|
Yes it does! pss offers a wide variety of Special Publication projects in collaboration with Guest Editors. Please see the Information for Conference organisers and Guest Editors for details and the Special Issues Section for recent examples.
| What are the costs for authors - page charges, colour figures, reprints, copy-editing etc.?|
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| Must I use a style template for my manuscript and if yes, which one?|
Template packages for Microsoft Office Word and LaTeX are available for download in the For authors section. All article types (Original Paper, Feature Article, Contributed Article etc.) in all four pss journals ((a),(b), (c), (RRL)) use the same template.
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|There is a problem with English language usage in a manuscript, what should I do?|
Authors with English as second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission. Information can be found here. Japanese authors can find a list of local English improvement services here. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.
If the level of English in a submitted manuscript seems insufficient for peer review, the Editorial Office may ask authors for revision and improvement before passing the work on to reviewers.
Reviewers should mention language problems in their report, but try to evaluate the scientific content independently if feasible. Language and text corrections are welcome, but not required.
Accepted manuscripts which require severe language polishing will be sent to native English speakers for copy-editing prior to publication.
|Errata: I found a mistake in my published article. How can I correct it?|
You may submit an Erratum, a brief manuscript which references the erroneous passages of your article and presents a correct version, via the online submission system manuscriptXpress. Please mention the manuscript number (DOI) of the published article in the cover letter upon submission.
It is not possible to correct or remove once-published articles from the print or online content archive of the journal. Given well-justified circumstances however, we may publish an article retraction or authorship withdrawal notice, or an editorial note referring to a published article. If this is deemed necessary, please contact the Editorial Office for details.
|Comments: What if I want to publish a Comment or a Reply to a comment?|
You can submit brief manuscripts intended as Comments to existing pss publications via the online submission system manuscriptXpress. Please mention the manuscript number (DOI) of the published article in the cover letter upon submission.
According to pss' editorial policy, the authors of the published article will be informed and given an opportunity to submit a Reply to the Comment. In addition, the editors may seek further advice from independent reviewers before deciding on the publication.
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