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Special Issue in Annalen der Physik and physica status solidi (b)
Advances in Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS 2018)

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2018

Submissions open on June 1st, at:
pss (b):

Select Section/Category: ICPS 2018: Advances in Physics of Semiconductors

Dear ICPS 2018 presenters,

Related to this year’s 34th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors and your presentations at the meeting we cordially invite you to contribute to a regular special issue (no conference proceedings) covering the latest advances of the field, to be published in the established journals Annalen der Physik (AdP) and pss (b) – basic solid state physics.

To optimize the presentation and exposure of your work to the readership, the following submission options will be provided to authors:

  • Annalen der Physik (Impact Factor 2016: 3.039) will publish Review/Feature Articles or Original Papers by invited speakers. Rapid Research Letters with urgent, significant and novel results may also be submitted by all oral presenters.
  • Physica Status Solidi (b) will host a special issue with Original Papers contributed by oral and poster presenters

The papers, published in Wiley Online Library Early View few weeks after acceptance, will be citable immediately; hence there is no waiting for the remainder of the contributions.

Review Articles for AdP (typically 15-25 journal pages) provide a general overview of a particular topic by tracing the field, its importance and recent as well as earlier developments comprehensively and well balanced, based on a thorough review of the relevant literature.

Feature Articles for AdP (typically 10-12 journal pages) provide a survey on a current subject as a topical review and a snapshot of most recent progress and particularly relevant aspects with possibly open or controversially discussed questions. Previously unpublished results and a focus on the author’s own work may be included.

Rapid Research Letters for AdP must comply with the requirements of the journal (urgency, novelty, importance, immediate interest and suitable size). A typical RRL format is approximately 3000 words and 4 figures or tables (not page-filling), which usually corresponds to 4 journal pages in our two-column letter style.

Original Papers for pss (b) expose original and previously unpublished work of general interest to the community. Manuscripts do not have a strict length limit (typical lengths vary from 6 to 10 journal pages). Articles must fulfil the standards and requirements of the journal.

Acceptance of a contribution for presentation at the meeting does not automatically include publication in the special issue.

For further information we refer to the author instructions available on the homepages and ® Author Guidelines. Remember to mention the special issue in your cover letter and select the appropriate topical section/category ICPS 2018: Advances in Physics of Semiconductors during online submission to your journal of choice to expedite handling.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!
Sandra Ruffenach, Maria Tchernycheva, and Stefan Hildebrandt

Guest Editors: Sandra Ruffenach, Maria Tchernycheva
Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Hildebrandt
Editorial Office: (AdP), (pss b)

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