APS News

APS to Launch New Open-Access Energy Sciences Journal: PRX Energy

New publication will open for submissions in late summer 2021 with publication fees waived until 2023.

June 2, 2021 | David Voss

As part of its strategy to provide expanded open-access offerings in the Physical Review journal portfolio, APS is launching PRX Energy, a new selective journal featuring papers on energy sources, storage, and utilization research. Submissions will be accepted starting in late summer 2021 with the first papers published in the fall.

“The physics community has long been central to fundamental energy science and many resulting applications,” said APS Editor in Chief Michael Thoennessen. “But communication and collaboration across traditional boundaries is now critical, as researchers and stakeholders from a diverse array of disciplines and regions focus their efforts on achieving a sustainable energy future.”

PRX Energy banner image

PRX Energy will continue the path set by Physical Review X (PRX), the Society’s selective multidisciplinary open-access journal, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and PRX Quantum, which launched one year ago with a focus on quantum information science. Publication charges will be waived for submissions until 2023.

PRX Energy is the latest in a series of selective topical journals that draw on the strength of the Physical Review brand,” said APS Publisher Matthew Salter. “This new journal will enable APS to better serve scientists working at the interface of physics, engineering, and materials science.”

In addition to broadening the open-access options for authors in energy science, the journal launch will enhance the ways that APS serves applied and industrial physicists.

“By seamlessly connecting the communities that conduct fundamental and applied research, such as physics, chemistry, materials, engineering, technology, biology, environmental studies, and policy, we can move more quickly toward discovering the sustainable energy solutions for the future, a primary motivator of the next generation of physicists and the catalyst for industry,” said APS Chief External Affairs Officer Francis Slakey.

APS CEO Jonathan Bagger emphasized the breadth of the Society’s commitment to all areas of physical science research, saying that “any physicist who is inspired to use their scientific talent to address global challenges should feel at home at APS.”

For more information on the Physical Review journals published by APS, visit journals.aps.org.

News Update Archive

View Archive

APS News

Read Current Issue

Recent News Update
Fatima Alleyne Joins APS as Inaugural Chief Diversity and Ethics Officer
APS is excited to announce that Fatima Alleyne, Ph.D., has joined as the Society’s inaugural Chief Diversity and Ethics Officer (CDEO).
Hassana Howe Joins APS as Inaugural Chief Experience and Engagement Officer
APS is delighted to announce that Hassana Howe, a certified association executive (CAE), has joined as the Society’s inaugural Chief Experience and Engagement Officer (CXO).
Task Force Gets to Work Reviewing APS Committees
The APS Board of Directors established a task force, chaired by Peter Schiffer, to assess these committees and recommend improvements.
PhysTEC Announces New 2022 Inductees to The 5+Club
Seven schools graduated five or more physics teachers in the 2021-22 school year, joining the PhysTEC 5+Club.
Harvard Chemist and APS Fellow Shares 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience
Dr. George Whitesides, a Harvard chemist and APS Fellow, is one of four recipients of the 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.
Productive Scientific Discourse Demands Respect
APS strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all those engaged in physics.