About Physical Review B
Physical Review B is the largest and most comprehensive international journal specializing in condensed matter and materials physics, publishing important papers on a wide range of topics. We have an impact factor of 3.691 (2011) and are ranked number one in total citations in condensed matter physics.* The editors of PRB are primarily full-time staff at the Ridge, New York office on Long Island, who are dedicated to managing a fair and thorough review process. Others, including active researchers and former Ridge staff, work remotely from points around the globe. We have high standards for the quality of papers we publish and for the referees that help us. Our Rapid Communications section contains four-page papers of the highest caliber that are considered by the editors to be of sufficient importance to warrant the special and priority handling afforded to papers submitted there. We are the pre-eminent source for detailed comprehensive regular articles that are the mainstay of scientific communication. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions or feedback on how PRB operates or our web pages. For manuscript-related comments or queries, please email email@example.com.
As a service to both our readers and authors, we list a small number of papers published in PRB that the editors and referees find of particular interest, importance, or clarity. These Editors' Suggestion papers are marked with a special icon that contains the printer's mark that appeared on the covers of all sections of the Physical Review until about a decade ago.
PRB appears monthly in two sections, B1 and B15; each section is further divided into two parts.
B1: Structure, phase transitions, ferroelectrics, nonordered systems, liquids, quantum solids, magnetism, superconductivity, superfluidity
B15: Electronic structure, photonic crystals, semiconductors, mesoscopic systems, surfaces, clusters, fullerenes, graphene, nanoscience
*2011 SCI Journal Citations Reports, Institute for Scientific Information
2011 JCR Data
Impact Factor: 3.691
2011 Eigenfactor® Metrics
Eigenfactor® Score: 0.75610
2012 Publication Numbers
Number of articles: 5819
2013 Publication Projections
Number of articles: 5900
2013 Publication Frequency
Volumes 87, 88 (48 issues)
2013 Subscription Rates
2012 and 2013 CD-ROM Editions
CD-ROMs are available with a paid journal subscription.
PRB is published electronically one article at a time. Articles are identified by volume number and a six-digit article number (instead of volume and page number), for example, Phys. Rev. B 63, 012509 (2001). This format allows articles to be fully citable as soon as they are published electronically, while maintaining the same identifier for both the electronic and print version. More information.
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