Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PRST-AB Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

The Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams journal celebrates its 10th Anniversary on May 14th, 2008. Here is the announcement from the Physical Review

On 14 May 2008, Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams is celebrating its 10th anniversary. PRST-AB was founded by Robert Siemann and the APS in 1998 to provide the accelerator community with its own journal, covering all aspects of accelerators from fundamental physics to technology. PRST-AB has also been an innovator in scientific publishing, with numerous advanced and novel features: It is an all-electronic journal, features conference or special editions, exhibits aspects of a virtual journal, and has pioneered open-access publication. PRST-AB is offered at no cost to both authors and readers, through the generous support of its sponsors.

Publications in PRST-AB have been growing steadily from initially 24 articles in 1998 to 130–140 articles published per year in 2006/7. In parallel, the number of sponsors has increased substantially from 8 original ones to presently 19, in North America and Europe. The wide sponsorship is recognition of 1) PRST-AB as the premier journal of accelerator physics and technology, and 2) the contributions PRST-AB is making to the international accelerator community.

To celebrate its 10-year milestone, PRST-AB is publishing a number of short essays on general topics of accelerator physics, written by well-known experts in the field. The anniversary essay series starts in May and will be continued throughout the remainder of this year.

Frank Zimmermann

Note that you can access articles from PRST-AB free of charge. With the announced publication of short essays on the general topics of accelerator physics, you might want to check out this journal during the remainder of the year for these articles. They might provide useful information and overview of the field if you're not familiar with the area of accelerator physics.


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