Patrizia Rossi Appointed to New Position at The European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei

  • Patrizia Rossi

Jefferson Lab’s deputy associate director for Nuclear Physics has been appointed to a managing editor role

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Patrizia Rossi, the deputy associate director for Nuclear Physics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, was recently appointed managing editor for reviews and letters to the editor (experiment) at The European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei (EPJA).

Rossi already has nearly a decade of experience at EPJA, serving as an associate editor at the journal since 2012. She officially transitioned into her new position on Jan. 1.

“It feels rewarding to have been appointed to this position. I see it as proof that the work I have done for EPJA has been very much appreciated,” she said.

This new responsibility will be in addition to her work at Jefferson Lab, which Rossi feels has provided valuable experience and tools that will aid her as she embarks on her new appointment.

“At Jefferson Lab, I have had the privilege to work in an exciting research field, spanning over several topics in hadron physics. I have also had the opportunity to serve on a multitude of review committees and, in turn, greatly broadened my connections with scientists working in varying fields of research,” Rossi explained.

Additionally, Rossi already has ten years of experience working on EPJA’s editorial board. She feels her experience will help her reach a more extensive community and uncover engaging and influential information to report.

“I have valuable training of the journal’s systematic operation, its criteria and standard for high quality publications, and its high demands regarding the novelty and originality of content,” she said.

In her new role, Rossi will foster and continue to develop the invitation-only Letters to the Editor and Reviews sections.

“Letters to the Editor serve the purpose of initiating targeted, high-level discussions on open scientific issues, or on more speculative but truly innovative and promising ideas for the future development of the field,” she explained.

The Reviews section may contain, but is not limited to, original work that falls into one of four categories: comprehensive reviews of major topics, technical papers presenting an extensive review of a special topic, reviews of newly emerging fields and outstanding theses and working reports.

Rossi said that she hopes her new role will help her continue to foster collaboration among leading scientists around the globe.

“EPJA will be a good platform for building a bridge between the United States and Europe in view of international collaborations being established for new projects, like the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC),” she explained.

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