Van der Waals-Zeeman Colloquium

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 16:00

Opening up the black box called 'Physical Review Letters'

Dr. Deniz van Heijnsbergen
Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam

How do you get a paper accepted in PRL. What happens once you've submitted a manuscript to Physical Review Letters? How are referees chosen for your paper? What factors play a role when the editor makes a decision on the disposition of your paper? How does the editorial office work? How is PRL performing in the new millennium? How is your university and country performing in the last few years? What is PHYSICS? And what other turbulent developments are there in the world of publishing scientific material? These and other questions will be discussed in a presentation about facts, style, statistics, history, referees, authors and 'hot' papers, which will hopefully culminate in a lively debate about the imminent changes in the landscape of scientific publishing.