Call for papers – Invitation to authors
Special Issue in physica status solidi
Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS-14)
Submission site has been opened on August 1st, 2023!
→ Submission Deadline:
January 15, 2024

pss (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters
(plenary and invited presentations, all topics)

pss (a) – applications and materials science
Optical Devices, Electronic Devices (contributed presentations)
pss (b) – basic solid state physics
Growth, Characterization (contributed presentations)

Dear ICNS-14 presenters,

Following a long row of successful publications from previous meetings since 2002, physica status solidi is once again planning to publish a special issue highlighting the most exciting new results presented at this year's 14th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors. The papers will be divided among pss (RRL), pss (a) and pss (b). This will make your important works available to a large international audience quickly. In collaboration with the Guest Editors and the Editorial Office we cordially invite you to contribute a Review, Perspective (for plenary 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, device and materials physics – now over 60 years in business – and is widely accessible via Open Access and as part of many institutional site licenses, evidenced by 1.4 million full-text article accesses annually.

Submitted manuscripts will undergo editorial evaluation and subsequent peer review. According to the editorial policy of pss, two positive recommendations by independent reviewers are a prerequisite of acceptance. Peer review and publication occur rapidly on 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; hence there is no waiting for the remainder of the contributions. pss is a hybrid Open Access (OA)/subscription journal family. The OA option is compliant with national or funder mandates, supported by an ever increasing number of countries. Wiley has now OA agreements with several institutions in Japan and worldwide. For more details see Wiley Author Services or contact pss with questions. If your institution or funder has no OA funds available, you may publish at no costs as 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. You may also use green OA options, e.g. When all articles are complete, the topical section will be assembled in regular monthly issues of pss. The clustering of related articles raises the visibility of these articles significantly, and we are confident that this will become a quality publication reflected by high article access and citation numbers. We look forward to receiving your contributions!

General information

Please refer to the author instructions available at
pss (RRL) :
pss (a):
pss (b):

Please mention the submission to the ICNS-14 special issues in your cover letter and select the appropriate section/category "ICNS-14 - Nitride Semiconductors" to expedite handling.

Deadline extended: new deadline is January 15, 2024

Papers that were not presented at the conference without unavoidable legal reasons or manuscripts received after the deadline may be considered for regular publication in the journal. Such submissions will be excluded from the conference special issue.

Guest editors: Yoichi Yamada, Mitsuru Funato, Ryuji Katayama, Kazunobu Kojima, Shuhei Ichikawa, Hideaki Murotani, Masahiro Uemukai (E-mail:
pss Editors-in-Chief: Sabine Bahrs, Stefan Hildebrandt (E-mail:,,
Journal homepages:,,

Plenary and invited speakers

Plenary and invited speakers are invited to submit their articles to pss-rrl. Both Letter-style Research Articles as well as Reviews are acceptable.

Details of the article types can be found at
pss(RRL) :
-> Article types

Submission site:
pss(RRL) :

Contributed presenters

Contributed presenters are invited to submit their Research Articles to pss a/b.

Details of the format of Research Articles can be found at
pss (a):
pss (b):
-> Article types

Submission site:
pss (a):
pss (b):

Benefits for authors include

· 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
· Author suggestions for journal cover figures or frontispiece pages, especially for Reviews
· Journal print issues, color reprints with cover page, posters etc. are available for purchage
· pss is indexed in Web of Science, Scopus and all other major abstracting databases
· Promotion of selected content via web portals, e.g., newsletters, and press releases