physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters

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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Nadezda Panarina (Editor)

Online ISSN: 1862-6270

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (a), physica status solidi (b), physica status solidi (c)

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.
Full journal titleShort journal titleNew standard
bibliographic abbreviation
physica status solidi (RRL) -
Rapid Research Letters
pss (RRL)Phys. Status Solidi RRL
physica status solidi (a) -
applications and materials science
pss (a)Phys. Status Solidi A
physica status solidi (b) -
basic solid state physics
pss (b)Phys. Status Solidi B
physica status solidi (c) -
current topics in solid state physics
pss (c)Phys. Status Solidi C
For the style of reference lists in pss manuscripts please refer to the author guidelines in the template packages. A bibTeX style-file is available for LaTeX.

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What is the Impact Factor of pss?
pss is, with about 1800 manuscripts published per year and one million full-text downloads in 2012, one of the most influential publication platforms and currently the second largest solid state physics journal worldwide. It has seen a steady rise of its visibility and citation impact in recent years.
  • The youngest family member pss (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters is growing up fast, consolidating its position as the most highly cited letter journal in solid state physics. With a 2012 Impact Factor of 2.388, pss (RRL) continues to be the highest impact letter journal dedicated to solid state physics. The publication includes Reviews@RRL, the special solar cell section, and further Focus issues to come. Total pss (RRL) cites have increased by 30% to 1.437 in 2012, the Immediacy Index is 0.527, proving that RRL articles are not only published rapidly, but also gain citations faster than ever.
  • The 2012 Impact Factors of pss (a) - applications and materials science and pss (b) - basic solid state physics are 1.469 and 1.489. Total pss (a) and (b) cites have further increased to 9,404 and 8,688 in 2012 proving the high visibility and broad relevance of their content.
  • pss (c) publishes conference presentations and is as such not listed in the ISI Web of Science Citation Index (SCI), but in the ISI Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S) as well as in most other major abstracting and indexing services. It has counted approx. 1000 citations referring to 1500 articles published in 2010/11. Visibility and impact of pss (c) publications are thus reasonably high and comparable to those of the other pss journals.
  • 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.?
  • There are no page charges and no publication costs for authors.
  • Colour figures will generally be published in colour in the PDF version at no cost.
    Colour figures for the print edition are available for purchase.
  • You will receive a high-resolution PDF file with cover page as electronic reprint by e-mail. Hard-copy reprints with cover are available for purchase at any time (before and after publication).
  • pss asks for a contribution to the productions costs of cover pictures. Please enquire for the current rates by e-mail.
  • High-quality posters of the cover in size A1 or A2 are available upon order (for 69 € or 49 €).

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.
Journal titleTemplate useProduction process
physica status solidi (RRL) -
Rapid Research Letters
strongly recommended
(strict three-page length limit)
full typesetting
author proof corrections
physica status solidi (a) -
applications and materials science
strongly recommendedfull typesetting
author proof corrections
physica status solidi (b) -
basic solid state physics
strongly recommendedfull typesetting
author proof corrections
physica status solidi (c) -
current topics in solid state physics
mandatory!based on production-ready (not camera-ready) manuscript
no author proof corrections

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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. 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. 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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