Referee Response Form for Physical Review Letters
Insert X in the parentheses in the response form as appropriate.
PRL aims to publish physics research that is valid, innovative, and significant, with broad implications. A Letter should change or influence the research or scientific understanding of many physicists, and sometimes nonphysicists, and thus be essential reading for many.
The questions below all lead to the basic question about any possible Letter: Why should this paper be published in PRL, rather than in the Physical Review, which also publishes papers that significantly advance physics? Please address them in your report, as appropriate.
I. Based on the above, please judge the manuscript regarding its:
II. Your detailed report:
Begin report (use as much space as is needed):
Additional remarks to the editors only:
Would you be willing to review the paper again? ( ) yes ( ) no
Could you suggest alternative referees?
III. Brief Recommendation:
IV. Additional recommendations for Physical Review:
Inclusion of detailed advice in your report is helpful to the editors of the Physical Review and to the authors. Please do not use a recommendation to publish in the Physical Review to soften a rejection from PRL. If the Physical Review is a suitable venue, which journal is best?
PRA ( ) PRB ( ) PRC ( ) PRD ( ) PRE ( )
Which article type?
Rapid Communication ( ) Regular Article ( ) Brief Report ( )