July 2, 2009
Improving Physical Review Letters
RIDGE, NY – The American Physical Society (APS) is revamping publication standards to make Physical Review Letters (PRL) more selective and more efficient. PRL is already one of the world’s leading journals of physics, but the procedural changes that go into effect July 1, 2009 will produce PRL issues that include fewer, higher quality papers than have been typical of the journal in recent years.
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 51,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.