The Physics of Plasmas Early Career Collection 2023
The Editorial Board of Physics of Plasmas is proud to continue the annual Early Career Collection. Each year, top papers from all areas of plasma physics research will be selected by the Editorial Board to comprise the Early Career Collection. Papers with first authors within 5 years of receiving their PhD, inclusive of student authors, are eligible to have their papers considered for inclusion in this annual featured collection.
Eligibility: The first author must be within 5 years of their PhD defense date (not including career breaks such as family or medical leave) upon completion of the manuscript submission.
Scope: The scope of the special collection encompasses the entire scope of the journal.
How to submit: Submit for consideration through the online submission system. During submission, the submitting author should answer “Yes” to the question of eligibility of the first author and report the date of their PhD defense.
Peer Review: All submissions must undergo the standard peer review process and meet the journal’s acceptance criteria in order to be published in Physics of Plasmas. The Editorial Board will make the final decisions on which published papers are included in the annual Collection. The Board may consider quality, significance, and potential impact of the published work.
We look forward to your submissions to the Early Career Collection! If you have any questions, please contact us.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Basic plasma phenomena, waves, instabilities
- Nonlinear phenomena, turbulence, transport
- Magnetically confined plasmas, heating, confinement
- Inertially confined plasmas, high-energy density plasma science, warm dense matter
- Heliospheric and astrophysical plasmas
- Plasma-based accelerators, beams, radiation generation
- Radiation emission, absorption, and transport
- Low-temperature plasmas, plasma applications, plasma sources, sheaths
- Dusty plasmas
- Numerical Methods, Verification and Validation in Plasma Physics