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)


Aims and Scope

physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters was designed to offer extremely fast publication times and is currently the fastest peer-reviewed publication medium in solid state physics. With submission numbers rising, editorial priority handling maintains the median turnaround time for editorial decisions at 17 days, and at 6 days from acceptance to online publication of the typeset and proof-read Letter. It communicates important findings with a high degree of novelty and need for express publication, as well as other results of immediate interest to the solid state physics and materials science community. Published Letters require approval by at least two independent referees.
The journal covers topics such as preparation, structure and simulation of advanced materials, theoretical and experimental investigations of the atomistic and electronic structure, optical, magnetic, superconducting, ferroelectric and other properties of solids, nanostructures and low-dimensional systems as well as device applications. Rapid Research Letters particularly invites papers from interdisciplinary and emerging new areas of research.

The 2015 Impact Factor 2.578 represents a solid 20% increase versus prior year, emphasizing the success of pss (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters as one of the most attractive fast-publication and high-quality journals in solid state physics and physical materials science. The latest Immediacy Index has strongly increased to 1.295 (+42% vs. 2014).

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The journal physica status solidi (RRL) is a pure online Journal (since 2013).

ISSN: Previously 1862-6254 (print). 1862-6270 (online).

Volume 10. 12 Issues in 2016.

How to cite: To make sure that references to this journal are correctly recorded and resolved (for example in CrossRef, PubMed, or ISI Web of Knowledge), please use the following abbreviated title in any citations: "Phys. Status Solidi RRL" (punctuation may vary according to the style of the citing journal).


Physicists, Materials scientists, Crystallographers, Chemists, Device engineers, dealing with basic or applied research and teaching in solid state physics and materials science


organic electronics, carbon, graphene, nanotubes, diamond, advanced materials, electronic structure, solid-state physics, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, physics, materials preparation, manipulation, and structure; lattice properties and dynamics, diffusion, nanostructures, thin films, electronic states, charge transport phenomena, superconductivity, optical properties, magnetic properties, magnetic resonances, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, device-related phenomena, physica status solidi, photovoltaics, solar cells
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  • Computer & Information Systems Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
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  • Materials Business File (ProQuest)
  • METADEX (ProQuest)
  • Science Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Science & Technological Information)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)