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AIP Publishing Announces Appointment of Michael E. Mauel as New Editor-In-Chief of Physics of Plasmas

Melville, NY, Janauary 8, 2016AIP Publishing, one of the world’s leading not-for-profit scholarly publishers in the physical sciences, today announced the appointment of Michael E. Mauel, Sc.D., Columbia University, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Plasmas, effective January 1, 2016.

“During the past 25 years, Ron Davidson has exemplified leadership and vision for Physics of Plasmas, and I am honored to follow in his footsteps and continue to build upon his accomplishments,” commented Professor Mauel. “Physics of Plasmas embraces the foundations that underpin our field and responds to opportunities that maintain the journal’s impact as the field evolves and grows. Our goals include: continuing the Journal’s strong partnership with the APS Division of Plasma Physics; featuring the highest quality research in plasma physics from around the world; and expanding coverage of space & astrophysical plasmas and the interactions between ionized and non-ionized matter.”

After earning his Sc.D. from MIT, Michael Mauel joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in 1985 where he is currently Professor of Applied Physics. He served as Chair of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics from 2000 to 2006. Focusing on high-beta tokamak research, he collaborated with the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) research team at Princeton University to explore the influence of plasma current profile on fusion transport and stability, and he was a visiting scientist at DIII-D National Fusion Facility in 1994 where he developed techniques to create internal transport barriers. At Columbia University, he built experimental research programs in microwave plasma processing in collaboration with IBM and in laboratory space physics with the support of NSF, NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Affiliated with many professional organizations, Professor Mauel is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and served as the Chair of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. He has been an active member of the Plasma Science Committee, National Research Council, most recently serving as its Chair from 2012 to 2014. In 2000, he received the Rose Prize for Excellence in Fusion Engineering from the Fusion Power Association and was recipient of the Jefferson Science Fellowship for the 2006-07 academic year. In 1989, Mauel received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Energy for high-beta tokamak research, and, in 2007, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of State for his work supporting the Office of International Energy Policy.

Professor Mauel has published more than 150 refereed journal articles and, since 2003, has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Associate Editor of Physics of Plasmas.

“AIP Publishing is delighted to appoint Professor Mauel as Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Plasmas,” commented John Haynes, CEO of AIP Publishing. “We are confident that he will lead the journal to new heights and is the ideal successor to Professor Davidson, under whose guidance the journal flourished. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Davidson, the editorial board, and the authors, reviewers, and readers throughout the growing international community of plasma physicists whose support has continually strengthened this publication.”

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Ron Davidson Receiving the 2014 Distinguished Career Award from Fusion Power Associates
AIP Publishing proudly congratulates Ron Davidson, Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Plasmas, on receiving the 2014 Distinguished Career Award from Fusion Power Associates (FPA), recognizing individuals who have made distinguished lifelong career contributions for the development of fusion energy. Ron Davidson is cited for his "many years of dedication to advancing the prospects for fusion power" and “decades of outstanding career contributions as a scientist, educator, manager and advisor in the areas of both magnetic and inertial confinement fusion". The awards will be presented at Fusion Power Associates 35th Annual Meeting and Symposium, December 16-17 , in Washington, DC.

New Special Topic Section: Radiation from High Energy Density Plasmas
Physics of Plasmas is pleased to announce a new Special Topic Section: Radiation from High Energy Density Plasmas, featuring selected contributions from the second international RHEDP workshop that was held April 2-5, 2013 in Stateline, NV, and focused on the radiation from laboratory-created HED (High Energy Density) plasmas. The selected and peer-reviewed papers are broadly organized according to the technology used to produce the HED plasma: pulsed power and high intensity lasers, and they represent on-going research at universities, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense national laboratories.
John L. Giuliani, Alla S. Safronova, and Farhat N. Beg served as Guest Editors and worked with Physics of Plamas’ Editor Ron Davidson to produce this timely section. The Special Topic Section is now available to view online in March 2014 PoP’s Issue.

Invited Talks Given at the 55th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (November 11-15, 2013; Denver, Colorado)
Invited speakers have supplied the slides of their presentations and these are hosted on Physics of Plasmas.

Referee acknowledgment for 2013

Physics of Plasmas’ Editor, Resident Associate Editor, and Editorial Board members wish to express their deep appreciation to the referees for their conscientious efforts in reviewing papers submitted to and/or published in Physics of Plasmas during 2013.

New Author Guidelines for the Lengths of Letters and Brief Communications Published in Physics of Plasmas
In an effort to simplify and standardize the length criteria for the lengths of Letters and Brief Communications published in Physics of Plasmas, we are pleased to announce the implementation of new Author guidelines beginning in January, 2014. Manuscripts for Letters in Physics of Plasmas, as well as for Brief Communications, should not exceed 3500 words (approximately four printed journal pages). Abstract, title, author list, references and acknowledgments are all excluded from the 3500-word limit. Figures, tables, and equations, however, are included and must be accounted for by calculating a word count equivalent to the space they occupy. The new Author guidelines for the lengths of Letters and Brief Communications published in Physics of Plasmas are described in detail at the following links:

Physics of Plasmas - the highest cited journal dedicated entirely to Plasma Physics. Journal Impact Factor
Journal metrics just released by Thomson Reuters* show Physics of Plasmas (PoP) to be ranked the most highly cited journal in the Physics, Fluids & Plasmas category dedicated entirely to plasma physics with 21,440 citations in 2012. *2012 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)

Physics of Plasmas at the 40th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
Visit Journal Manager Benedetta Camarota at the Physics of Plasmas booth at the upcoming EPS conference on Plasma Physics, 1-5 July 2013, in Espoo, Finland. Please stop by to discuss what's new with PoP and enter your chance to win an iPad ® mini.

54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Several invited papers from the annual
APS–DPP meeting held in Providence, Rhode Island are now available on the journal website. The entire collection will be available in the May 2013 issue of Physics of Plasmas.

Physics of Plasmas introduces featured Tutorials
Physics of Plasmas has recently introduced featured Tutorials to further its mission of serving the Plasma Physics community. Tutorials will be a regular feature and will retain the high standards of the journal. Read more

In memoriam - Padma K. Shukla
Physics of Plasmas is sad to report the sudden passing of Editorial Board member and distinguished plasma physicist Professor Padma K. Shukla. He passed away on January 26, 2013 while in New Delhi, India to receive the prestigious Jewel of India Award that is bestowed by the Prime Minister of India.
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CrossMark Implemented on AIP journals

crossmarkAIP Publishing is dedicated to scientific accuracy and integrity and as a result has implemented CrossMark on its publications. As of December 2012, a CrossMark logo will appear on an HTML page or PDF file indicating that the publisher is maintaining the published document through any updates, corrections, enhancements, retractions, and other such changes. Clicking the CrossMark logo reveals status information about the document and tells readers whether they are accessing the most recent and reliable version or not. A link to any updated version will be included. You can learn more about CrossMark from the CrossRef website.

Physics of Plasmas congratulates Liu Chen
Physics of Plasmas congratulates Liu Chen who is the recipient of this year’s James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics. He is a Professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine and has been a long time contributor to PoP. At the recent APS-DPP meeting Dr. Chen presented a talk entitled “On Nonlinear Physics of Shear Alfvén Waves.”

Invited talks given at the 54th annual APS Division of Plasma Physics meeting held in Providence, Rhode Island are now available.

The 2012 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland have made many contributions to AIP journals.
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