physica status solidi (a)

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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)

Online ISSN: 1862-6319

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (b), physica status solidi (c), physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters

pss topical review section: Reviews@RRL, Feature Articles and Review Articles

This page offers a shortcut to articles with topical-review character in pss (a), (b) and RRL: The classic, comprehensive Review Articles, the concise Feature Articles and the short and fast Reviews@RRL.

All three are usually submitted upon individual invitation by the Editors and undergo peer review prior to publication. Our topical reviews aim to provide an authoritative overview over a field of solid state physics of current interest, addressing not only the very experts of the subject, but a broader audience of solid state and material physicists.

The traditional Review Articles are granted sufficient space to trace a field and its development comprehensively, based on a thorough review of the literature.

The concept of Feature Articles accounts for the accelerating pace of scientific discussion and publication rates. They are restricted to a snapshot of the current state of research in a particularly lively subject area, bridging the gap between full Reviews and Original Papers with a focus on the highlights and open or controversially discussed questions. Feature Articles cite predominantly the most relevant and recent references and give an outlook to future directions of research or applications. They may appear individually or be compiled in Special Issues.

Introduced in 2011 as a new article category in pss (Rapid Research Letters), Reviews@RRL are intended to present ‘hot topics’, special important aspects and most recent developments at the forefront of solid state and materials physics in the form of review papers, similar to Feature Article but in an even more concise format.

Moreover, Invited Articles from special issues or by invited conference speakers published in pss (c) are also listed.
Feature Articles published in pss (a)Review Articles published in pss (a)
Feature Articles published in pss (b)Review Articles published in pss (b)
Invited Articles published in pss (c)Reviews@RRL published in pss (RRL)