Frans Habraken Award: Interview with the prize winner, Dr Cedric Barroo from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Listen to the interview on Materials Today!

See here for his winning paper: “Oxygen assisted reconstructions of rhodium and platinum nanocrystals and their effects on local catalytic activity of hydrogenation reactions” (Applied Surface Science 304 (2014), 2-10).

Make an Impact with Physics of the Dark Universe - First Time Impact Factor 8.57!
We are happy to inform you about the new impact factor of Physics of the Dark Universe. Read More

Stefan AdamiAnnouncing the winner of the 2nd Frontiers in Computational Physics award: Congratulations to Stefan Adami
Elsevier Physics is very happy to congratulate Stefan Adami, the winner of the second award for Computational Physics. Well done, Stefan! – NEW!

Can physics predict the Tour de France winners?
A new mathematical model that explains cycling formations has some surprising applications

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Institute in the Spotlight

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is an international educational and research institute based in Trieste, Italy.  Its unique mission is to support cutting-edge, theoretical and applied physics research, while at the same time advancing scientific expertise in the developing world through training and educational opportunities.  In 2014, ICTP celebrated its 50th anniversary.

ICTP’s unique strength lies in its ability to bring together large numbers of gifted scientists from developing and developed countries to participate in joint research in the following areas:

  • High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Condensed Matter and Statistical  Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Earth System Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Quantitative Life Sciences

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Journal Metrics

The academic community has demanded more choice, accuracy and insight into journal performance, and Elsevier has responded with new metrics. In addition to the newly released 2014 Impact Factor,* we are happy to present SNIP and SJR: two accurate views of the true citation impact Elsevier's chemistry journals make.

Each year, the quality of papers published in our Physics journals is secured by the contribution of all our outstanding authors, reviewers and editors.

Find the highlights of the recently released 2014 Impact Factor:

We are proud to publish the three top journals in their category (Physics, Mathematical): Computer Physics Communications, ranking # 1, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, ranking #2and Journal of Computational Physics, ranking #3.

Physics of the Dark Universe has received a 1st Impact Factor of 8.571 and Nuclear Data Sheets ranks #2 in its category (Physics, Nuclear). Known for its high impact research on surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures and their applications, Applied Surface Science continues its upward trajectory, now the #2in its category (Materials Science, Coatings & Films). With Surface & Coatings Technology, #5 in this category, and Thin Solid Films ranking #6,we are proud to publish among the top journals in Surface Science

Regarding our radiation journals, we are delighted to announce that all journals in this category have increased their Impact Factor significantly! Applied Radiation and Isotopes and Radiation Physics and Chemistry now both rank #1 in the category “Nuclear Science & Techniques”.

* Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2015

Karibu (Welcome greeting in Swahili)
By Charon Duermeijer – June 2015

CharonAsante. Habari Yako? Thank you, I am fine! Let me explain: I have been working on a voluntary assignment during April as part of a program “Strengthening indigenous academic and digital publishing in Tanzania”. It´s a different world and as the locals say here “That's Tanzania!" referring to the fact that things can suddenly change and it´s hard to plan ahead. I have met very dedicated scientists who want to connect to the rest of the world and wish to share their findings. They are passionate about contributing to Tanzania’s research culture. It was very exciting for me to assist to this development of science in Tanzania by sharing experiences around scientific research and education.

No doubt you share the same passion for contributing to science around the globe! As does the Elsevier Physics team.In the first few months of this year, we have launched several new journals resulting from various discussions with a number of you. A new dedicated publication outlet is created for the highly dynamic field of molecular astrophysics. We have also launched two new broad Open Access journals which are both very unique: SoftwareX finally allows scientists to get credit for the software they create and Reviews in Physics, the first OA review journal covering all areas of Physics. All these journals have a fantastic new and enthusiastic team of high profile editors from top Physics Institutes around the world.

At the annual APS meeting we announced the winner of the 2015 Physics Innovation award contest. We thank you all for the many very interesting entries. Dr. Maximilian Lackner, from the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna, Austria has won the award with his idea on “Collaboration offers and requests - samples or topics for further joint investigations”. This fits so well under our 2015 motto `Where research meets innovation`. As my colleague has recently pointed out in a news article there are already more than 40 ways to enhance your journal article.

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

Who's Who

Charon Duermeijer
Publishing Director
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Jan Willem Wijnen
Executive Publisher Surface Science
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Eleonora Presani
Publisher High Energy Physics

Ysabel Ermers
Publisher Applied Physics & Optics

Karien van Wetering
Publisher Condensed Matter Physics

José Stoop
Publisher Radiation & Space
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