Submit a review or research article

Dear IWN 2022 presenters,
physica status solidi (a/b) is once again planning to publish two special issues highlighting the most exciting new results presented at this year’s International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors (IWN 2022). The papers will be divided between pss (a) – applications and materials science and pss (b) – basic solid state physics.
In collaboration between the Guest Editors and the Editorial Office we invite you to contribute a topical Review (for invited speakers) or Research Article manuscript based on or related to your presentation.

The physica status solidi journals are designed to reach a broad audience. It is one of the largest and well-established publication platforms in solid state, applied and device physics as well as materials science with around 1000 articles per year – now over 60 years in business – and is widely accessible via Open Access and as part of many institutional site licenses, evidenced bymany hundreds of thousands of article downloads annually.

PSS is a hybrid Open Access (OA)/subscription journal. The Open Access option is compliant with national or funder mandates, supported by an ever increasing number of countries and institutions. Wiley has now transformative OA agreements around the world, for details see Wiley Author Services and contact with questions.

Special Issue of physica status solidi (a/b) with peer-reviewed papers from IWN 2022

  • pss (a) – applications and materials science; optical and electronic devices, processing
  • pss (b) – basic solid state physics; growth, structure, basic properties, theory

Publish your IWN 2022 results in these special issues and benefit from...

  • High visibility, your results will be collected in a volume entirely dedicated to nitride semiconductors and these articles tend to be cited well above the average Impact Factors of the journal.
  • Real journal publication, indexed in Scopus and Web of Science
  • Peer review process and fast publication after acceptance
  • Impact Factors pss (a) 1.981; pss b) 1.710

Please refer to the author instructions available on our homepage → Author Guidelines (including optional Word template and LaTeX style files) are available at this link.

Please mention the submission to the IWN 2022 special issues in your cover letter and select the appropriate section/category IWN2022 – Nitride Semiconductors to expedite handling.
Manuscripts received after the deadline may be considered for regular publication in the journal.

...should provide an overview of a current topic in the format of a topical review of about 10–12 (max. 15) journal pages. Due to this length restriction, a complete bibliographic overview on the existing literature cannot be expected, but referencing should be well-balanced.

The manuscript should represent a snapshot of most recent progress, the state of research and particularly relevant aspects, with focus on the highlights and possibly open or controversially discussed question.

...expose original and previously unpublished work of general interest to the community. Manuscripts do not have a strict length limit (typical lengths vary from 6 to 10 journal pages).

Articles must fulfil the standards and requirements of the journal.
Deadline:  October 19, 2022

Fast track publication (all presenters)
...are Research Articles with a targeted publication before the conference. The review and publication process is adjusted to the conference date so fast publication is possible without a loss in quality (as long all deadlines are kept). Also all accepted articles will be highlighted during the conference for increased visibility and impact.
Deadline: July 17, 2022

  • No page charges or publication costs for authors, free online color
  • Modern article formats (PDF, Enhanced PDF, HTML compatible also with mobile devices)
  • Supporting information, e.g. additional data, figures, videos or animations can be published online
  • Open Access option compliant with national or funder mandates, supported by many countries and institutions around the world (e.g., Projekt DEAL in Germany - for a global list see Wiley Author Services)
  • Author suggestions for journal cover figures or frontispiece pages, especially for Feature Articles
  • pss is indexed in Web of Science, Scopus and all other major abstracting databases
  • Promotion of selected content via, newsletters, and press releases


  • November 30th, 2022 (regular)

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