APS Announces 149 New Outstanding Referees for 2012 (February 28, 2012)
The editors of the APS journals have selected 149 new Outstanding Referees for 2012, out of more than 60,000 currently active referees. Initiated in 2008, the highly selective Outstanding Referee program recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. Selections are based on two decades of records on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports. The 2012 honorees come from 31 different countries, with large contingents from the US, Germany, UK, Canada, and France. The decisions were difficult and there are many excellent referees who have yet to be recognized. By means of the program, APS expresses appreciation to all referees, whose efforts in peer review not only keep the standards of the journals at a high level, but in many cases also help authors to improve the quality and readability of their articles—even those that are not published by APS. For more information and a sortable listing of all Outstanding Referees, please visit http://publish.aps.org/OutstandingReferees.