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Special Issue in physica status solidi (a/b)
Compound Semiconductor Week
(CSW 2023)

pss (a) - applications and materials science
Epitaxy, Fabrication, Related Technologies; RF and THz Devices; High Power and High Frequency Electron Devices; Photonic and Optoelectronic Devices and Related Technologies; Optoelectronics, Integrated Photonics, and III-V Electronic Devices on Si; Self-Driving Mobility and AI Applications; High-Resolution and Multi-Functional Display Technology;
Highly Efficient Energy-harvesting Technology; Advanced Convergence Technologies

pss (b) - basic solid state physics
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors; Semiconductor Physics, Spintronics, Ferroelectronics, Novel Device Concepts; Nanostructure and Nano Characterization; Oxide Semiconductors; Nanocarbon and Novel 2D Materials/Devices; Organic Semiconductors and Flexible Materials; Emerging Materials and Devices; New-Conceptual Quantum Information and Communication

Guest Editors:
Kwangseuk Kyhm (Pusan National University), Jong Su Kim (Yeungnam University),
Heonsu Jeon (Seoul National University), Yong-Hoon Cho (KAIST).
Submission Deadline:
July 31, 2023   August 31, 2023
Select Section/Category:
CSW 2023 - Compound Semiconductors
Dear CSW 2023 presenters,

Once again, physica status solidi and the conference organizers are committed to publishing a twin special issue highlighting the most exciting new results that are scheduled for presentation at this year’s CSW 2023 in Jeju, Korea on May 29-June 2. This will make your important work available to a large international audience quickly. Following a long line of successful publications from previous meetings since 2005, the papers will be divided between pss (a) and pss (b). In collaboration with the Guest Editors and the Editorial Office, we cordially invite you to contribute a Review(for invited speakers) or Research Articles manuscript based on, or related to your presentation.

The pss journals are designed to reach a broad audience. It is one of the largest and most well-established publication platforms in solid state, applied and device physics as well as materials science with close to 1000 articles per year - now over 60 years in business - and is widely accessible with many hundreds of thousands of article downloads annually.

Submitted manuscripts undergo editorial evaluation and, if considered appropriate, subsequent peer review. According to the editorial policy, two positive recommendations by independent reviewers are a prerequisite for acceptance. Peer review and publication occur rapidly on an individual manuscript basis. Published in Wiley Online Library Accepted Articles and Early View shortly after acceptance, your article is citable with DOI or article number immediately.

pss (a/b) are hybrid Open Access (OA)/subscription journals. The Open Access option is compliant with national or fun- der mandates, supported by an ever-increasing number of countries and institutions. Wiley has OA agreements, e.g. with NST member institutions in Korea, for more details see Wiley Author Services and contact pss with questions. If your institution or funder has no OA funds available, you may publish your article at no cost as a subscription article with Copyright Transfer Agreement. The visibility of these articles has also been significantly improved due to many additional access licenses and publish-and-read agreements worldwide.

When all articles are complete, the topical section will be assembled in regular monthly issues of pss (a) and (b). The clustering of related articles raises the visibility of these articles significantly, and we are confident that this will be- come to a quality publication reflected by high article access and citation numbers.

Please direct your submission pss (a) or pss (b) based on the topics provided at the top of this pase. If in doubt where to submit, please contact the Editorial Office with your program section, paper title, and abstract.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!
Kwangseuk Kyhm, Jong Su Kim, Heonsu Jeon, Yong-Hoon Cho, and Stefan Hildebrandt
Guest Editors:
Kwangseuk Kyhm, Jong Su Kim, Heonsu Jeon, Yong-Hoon Cho
pss Editors:
Stefan Hildebrandt, Marc Zastrow (pss a), Sabine Bahrs (pss b),

Submission information:

Please refer to the author instructions available on our homepage www.pss-journals.comAuthor Guidelines (including optional Word template and LaTeX style files and the link to online submission to pss (a) or pss (b) through Editorial Manager - please mention the submission to the CSW 2023 special issues in your cover letter and select the appropriate section/category CSW 2023 - Compound Semiconductors to expedite handling). Manuscripts received after the deadline may be considered for regular publication in the journal.

Reviews 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 of the existing literature cannot be ex- expected, but referencing should be well-balanced. The manuscript should represent a snapshot of the most recent progress, the state of research, and particularly relevant aspects, with a focus on the highlights and possibly open or controversially discussed questions. They are intended to inform an audience not immediately familiar with the specific topic. Original, previously unpublished results may also be included to a certain extent.

Research Articles 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. Acceptance of a contribution for presentation at the workshop does not automatically include publication in the special issue. The main criteria for consideration by pss are:
  • The importance, relevance, and novelty of the results match those expected for a regular journal paper.
  • The general quality of the manuscript and the amount of information provided is appropriate for an international journal. Serial or incremental, pure self-referential and lab-report-style work is discouraged.
  • Main results have not yet been published (also not in conference proceedings) and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Further benefits for pss authors include:
  • No page charges or publication costs for authors of subscription articles, 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
  • Author suggestions for journal cover figures or frontispiece pages, especially for Reviews
  • Journal print issues, color reprints with cover pages, posters, etc. are available for purchase
  • pss is indexed in the Web of Science and all other major abstracting databases
  • Promotion of selected content via web portals, e.g., newsletters, and press releases

See recent related publications:

Compound Semiconductors (CSW 2022)
eds. Srabanti Chowdhury, Patrick Fay, Zetian Mi, and Grace Xing
Phys. Status Solidi A 2023, 220 (upcoming in early 2023)

Compound Semiconductors (CSW 2021)
eds. M. Hammar, A. Hallén, and S. Lourdudoss
Phys. Status Solidi A 2022, 219, No. 4 (DOI 10.1002/pssa.v219.4)
Phys. Status Solidi B 2022, 259, No. 2 (DOI 10.1002/pssb.v259.2)

Including the cover article:
Monolithic Passive-Active Integration of Epitaxially Grown
Quantum Dot Lasers on Silicon, by Z. Y. Zhang, C. Shang, J. C. Norman,
R. Koscica, K. Y. Feng, and J. E. Bowers (Open Access)
Phys. Status Solidi A 2022, 219, 2100522 (DOI 10.1002/pssa.202100522)

Review Article : Spectroscopy of Nonradiative Recombination Levels by Two-Wavelength Excited Photoluminescence, by N. Kamata
Phys. Status Solidi B 2021, 258, 2000370 (DOI 10.1002/pssb.202000370)