Friday, 4 October 2019

Proceedings of the EFB conference - open refereeing is go

I'm enjoying my temporary role as guest editor of the proceedings of the European Few Body Conference that we organised here at Surrey last month.  Because we are publishing the proceedings in SciPostProceedings, using their open refereeing model, the submitted papers are there for anyone to comment on. 

I'm expecting most of the submissions to be made closer to the deadline, but if you want to, feel free to look at the following and make comments online:

Roy Glauber and Asymptotic Diffraction Theory by Per Ostlund, is a mini review of one of Roy Glauber's achievements along with some biographical reminiscences.

Properties of heavy mesons at finite temperature by Gloria MontaƱa, Angels Ramos, and Laura Tolos, describes the authors' effective hadronic theory as applied to heavy (charmed) mesons

Study of deuteron-proton backward elastic scattering at intermediate energies by Nadezhda Ladygina discusses d-p elastic scattering using a relativistic multiple scattering framework, and

A time-dependent Hartree-Fock study of triple-alpha dynamics by P. D. Stevenson and J. L. Willerton uses a mean field dynamic approach to study the fusion of helium to form carbon.

If you feel qualified to comment on any of these, please go ahead.  They are all sent to a nominated referee, too, but open refereeing means that anyone can contribute. 

 The picture attached to this post is from the first paper listed, and shows Roy Glauber (winner of 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics) from the collection of the author of the proceeding article, Per Ostlund, as featured in the article.


  1. SciPost is an interesting platform. For astrophysics (of course, a lot of nuclear physics is astrophysics), check out The Open Journal of Astrophysics. I haven't submitted anything to SciPost (yet), so can't do a direct comparison, but the OJA seems to have a bit less overhead but similar quality control. Of course, the scope of the OJA is less broad.

  2. Thanks Phillip,
    It was actually though a discussion in the comments of Peter's blog (and associated discussion of OJA) that I found out about SciPost as a potential host of our proceedings.