Institute in the Spotlight: Tohoku University

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Tohoku University is an internationally recognized research university, located in Sendai city, the northeastern part of Japan. Since its establishment in 1907, Tohoku University has contributed to the welfare of our global society through the creation of new knowledge and technological innovation.

Physics, along with materials science and chemistry, is our strong area of research. Our particularly strong sub-disciplines of physics include nuclear physics, particles and fields, optics, condensed matter physics, and above all, spintronics and spin-related studies.


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by Charon Duermeijer – January 2015

It may be a little late, but I would still like to wish you all a very happy New Year! I hope you and your families will have a healthy and cheerful 2015 ahead.

For us at Elsevier Physics, we look back at a year with many new journal launches in various exciting and upcoming fields; Life Sciences in Space Research, High Energy Astrophysics and Sustainable Materials and Technologies. We also started a new Open Access journal Computational Condensed Matter. The new editors working on these journals have worked with incredible commitment and as a result, these journals already have a first issue published.

It was also the year of SCOAP3. Finally, after all these years of hard work at CERN with libraries around the world and with various Publishers, SCOAP3 became reality whereby  Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B changed from subscription based journals into open access journals.  Authors can simply continue to publish their research in these journals as they always have. Upon acceptance, articles will be published open access, under a CC-BY license. Authors do not have to pay any publication fees for open access as these are covered by the SCOAP3 project.

All in all, we have received nearly 66,000 scientific manuscripts and published almost 25,000 over 2014. We have visited many of you in various parts of the world either at Universities or International Conferences, to learn where and how we can improve Physics journals. The Physics team has conducted 23 Author and Reviewer live workshops around the world offering advice on everything from how the publishing process works, to writing and submitting a manuscript, mostly aimed at early career researchers.

We are looking forward to another stimulating year and we hope to meet you in person (again) soon. We are really excited to be serving the Physics community and helping you to publish your work. We know you have a choice when it comes to publishing your research and we appreciate you choosing Elsevier!

Best wishes,

Charon Duermeijer
Publishing Director, Elsevier Physics

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Charon Duermeijer
Charon Duermeijer

Publishing Director
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Jan Willem Wijnen
Jan Willem Wijnen

Executive Publisher Surface Science
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Eleonora Presani
Eleonora Presani

Publisher High Energy Physics

Ysabel Ermers
Ysabel Ermers

Publisher Applied Physics & Optics

Karien van Wetering
Karien van Wetering

Publisher Condensed Matter Physics

José Stoop
José Stoop

Publisher Radiation & Space
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