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Title: Half a Century of Physical Review Letters

Abstract

Fifty years ago, Sam Goudsmit started an experiment: the journal Physical Review Letters.  Since 1958, the experiment has thrived. PRL has gone through many changes, published many important papers, and become a leader in international scientific publication.  I will trace the rise of PRL from its early 20th century roots as "Letters to the Editor," through changes in editorial process and advents of new technology. Along the way I'll show what has gone on behind the scenes, and give a glimpse of our plans for the future.  I'll also give some advice to would-be authors and referees, illustrated with interesting correspondence we've received.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
987346
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on October 15, 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION; PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS; SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING; EDITORIAL PROCESS

Citation Formats

Garisto, Robert. Half a Century of Physical Review Letters. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Garisto, Robert. Half a Century of Physical Review Letters. United States.
Garisto, Robert. Wed . "Half a Century of Physical Review Letters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987346.
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