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Select label to Jensen

3 August 2018

"On the coupling of Galilean-invariant field theories to curved spacetime" by Kristan Jensen has received a Select label.

This study presents a novel way to solve the problem of coupling Galilean-invariant quantum field theories to a fixed spacetime, which is very important for the Quantum Field Theory applications to condensed matter systems. The author shows that Newton-Cartan geometry subject to the shift symmetry arises in null reductions of Lorentzian manifolds. Thus, his proposal is realized for theories which are holographically dual to quantum gravity on Schrodinger spacetimes. He uses this null reduction to efficiently form tensorial invariants under the boost and particle number symmetries. They also explore the coupling of Schrodinger-invariant field theories to spacetime, which would necessitate the Newton-Cartan analogue of Weyl invariance. The clear exposition and solution presented expands on previous work, providing many sanity checks and find a new way to relates his construction to null reductions of Lorentzian manifolds, which is conceptually important and of great help in relating these sorts of non-relativistic constructions to better understood physics on Lorentzian manifolds.

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Select label to Bertone et al.

25 July 2018

"Illuminating the photon content of the proton within a global PDF analysis" by Valerio Bertone, Stefano Carrazza, Nathan P. Hartland and Juan Rojo has received the Select label.

This study tackles the precision issues caused at the LHC by the photon content of the proton, where it is found that corrections of up to 20% might be needed in many processes due to photon-initiated contributions. For the first time, the authors used the LUXqed formalism combined with the global NNPDF analysis framework. By combining these two methods, a state-of-the-art description of the photon content within the proton can be achieved, and the precision of theory predictions of LHC processes can be highly improved. Moreover, the authors consider the implications of this study in a range of phenomenological applications, which is particularly interesting for the interpretation of present and future LHC measurements.

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First Select label given to a SciPost Physics article

21 July 2018

"Phases of adjoint QCD3 and dualities" by Jaume Gomis, Zohar Komargodski and Nathan Seiberg is the first SciPost Physics article to receive the Select label.

This is an exploration of the phase diagram of three-dimensional gauge theory, both for large and small fermion masses. It is particularly tricky to obtain the phase diagrams for small masses, where quantum effects start to dominate. By applying general considerations of symmetries, anomalies and renormalisation group flows, the authors identified a hidden “quantum phase” in between the two semi-classical phase regions. This leads to the existence of certain dualities, for which the authors provide compelling evidence. Using a Chern-Simons term coupled to an adjoint Majorana fermion, the authors are able to successfully create a convincing phase diagram for three-dimensional gauge theory.

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SciPost Physics begins awarding Select distinctions

20 July 2018
In order to recognise the value of particularly impactful and high-quality submissions to SciPost Physics, we are happy to present the "Select" label to our readers. This label, to be assigned to a small subset of articles accepted for publication in Scipost Physics as determined by our Editorial College, is meant as a recognition to the authors for demonstrating top-level academic standards in their submission, and in their responses to our stringent peer-witnessed review process. SciPost Physics papers labelled as "Select" will be given additional attention in all our communication channels (twitter, news, newsletters, etc.). The first deserving articles are ready for publication, so stay tuned!
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam joins the Supporting Partners Board of SciPost

10 July 2018

We are extremely happy to announce that the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is now backing our efforts to establish truly open science publishing. The VU has decided to financially support SciPost for the next 3 years with a yearly contribution of € 1,000. Many thanks!

Support agreements like this are what keep SciPost in position to keep publishing quality science free of charge for both authors and readers worldwide.

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6 new Supporting Partners

6 May 2018
SciPost is extremely happy to welcome the Universities of Lorraine, Bern, Queensland together with TU Munich, FZ Jülich and TU Delft to its Supporting Partners Board. Our consortial cost-slashing business model is hereby substantially reinforced, allowing us to move forward with our ambitious development plans for the reform of scientific publishing. We thank these institutions and their researchers for their support.

Max Planck Society gives a major development grant to SciPost

11 January 2018

Germany’s Max Planck Society is a well-known driving force in publishing reform and the development of Open Access initiatives. We are pleased to announce that MPG has provided concrete support for the development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure, in the form of a subsidy worth 20 k€.

These funds will allow SciPost to carry out the implementation of a number of projects to enhance and broaden its services to the community. Stay tuned for upcoming details in the next few weeks!

Major OpenAIRE grant for SciPost

9 January 2018

We are delighted to announce that the OpenAIRE EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has given SciPost a major development grant of 39k€.

This grant was obtained through the call for Proposals for Alternative Funding Mechanisms for non-Author Fee based Open Access Publishing.

SciPost will use these funds to further consolidate its cost-slashing business model, and to drive a substantial scaling up of its publishing activities in early 2018.

SciPost receives a grant from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)

6 January 2018
The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) has for a long time been known as a strong supporter of Open Access to scientific publications. This organization has now provided concrete support to SciPost in the form of an operational grant of 5000 euros, which our initiative will directly apply to providing and improving its publication services for the scientific community.

CERN and SciPost to collaborate on Open Access innovation

20 December 2017

Significant news from the high-energy physics community: CERN and SciPost have just signed an agreement to collaborate to foster innovation in Open Access publishing.

CERN and its partners have long been a significant driving force in providing their community with infrastructures to publish and retrieve information, in particular through the SCOAP3 and INSPIRE initiatives. It is exactly in the same community-driven spirit that SciPost was founded and is currently being developed.

Thanks to this agreement, CERN will cover all SciPost expenses in publishing Open Access (under a CC-BY license) any articles from CERN-affiliated authors which successfully pass SciPost’s strict “peer-witnessed” refereeing process. CERN and SciPost will also cooperate to facilitate article discovery and linking within the existing INSPIRE infrastructure. Furthermore, CERN and SciPost will regularly collaborate in all areas relating to Open Access publishing, business models, technology and policy.

CERN thereby joins the growing list of research institutions and universities which support SciPost through its Supporting Partners Board.

SciPost looks forward to a bright future at the service of the high-energy community, and in good CERN company.

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