physica status solidi (a)
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1862-6319
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?|
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.
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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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