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APS is gearing up to launch a new member of the Physical Review family of journals. PRX Quantum will be a highly selective, open access journal focused on quantum information science and technology with an emphasis on research with lasting and profound impact. The new journal is expected to open for submissions in the coming months, publish its first peer-reviewed content in the second half of the year, and waive article publication charges (APCs) for all submissions received in 2020.
"PRX Quantum will expand on the excellence and innovation of Physical Review X (PRX), and provide a home for and connection between the numerous research communities that make up quantum information research, from pure and applied sciences to engineering, technology, computer science, and beyond," said APS Editor in Chief Michael Thoennessen.
The field of quantum information science and the development of quantum-enabled technologies has exploded in recent years, with an increasing number of advances in quantum computing and simulation, quantum communication, and quantum sensing reported at conferences and in journal papers each week. The potential for impact on both science and society is tremendous, with promising applications in areas such as materials design, secure encryption, GPS-free navigation, and biomedical imaging.
"PRX Quantum represents our continuing commitment to excellence and increasing open access opportunities for researchers and readers at the top level of quality," said APS Publisher Matthew Salter.
PRX Quantum will publish papers of flexible length and format from all topics relevant to the diverse multidisciplinary quantum information science and technology research communities spanning physics, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, materials, engineering, and technology. Research coverage in the journal will include fundamental and applied results; theoretical and experimental advances, including those in methods and instrumentation; and interdisciplinary and emerging areas.
“Since launching 9 years ago, PRX has become the world’s leading open access multidisciplinary physics journal, thanks to overwhelming support and appreciation from the broader physics community,” said APS Associate Publisher Jeff Lewandowski. “This gives us confidence that with PRX Quantum, and potentially additional PRX-inspired topical titles that reflect the evolution of physics, we will better serve the global scientific community with valued and trusted open access journals of the highest quality and impact.”
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