I am very pleased to announce the launch of CQG’s new Letters section.
In a recent survey of CQG’s authors and readers, we identified a strong desire among gravitational physicists for CQG to launch this section.
The Letter article type is now available and I invite you to submit your next Letter to the journal.
CQG’s peer review will ensure the best possible consideration for your Letter – certifying, not just the quality of your work to a high standard, but also that of your peers. Your Letter will be in good company.
As an author of a CQG Letter, you will benefit from the best promotional service in the field. All Letters authors will have the chance to write a CQG+ entry about their work. This entry will feature prominently on the journal’s homepage and will be promoted by email, Twitter and Facebook to the hundreds of gravitational physicists who follow CQG+. The CQG Editorial Board will consider all Letters for the CQG Highlights.
Lastly, a small thing, we are adding ‘LT’ in references to Letters. This will make it clear that a reference is to a Letter as opposed to a regular paper. An example CQG Letter reference might read as follows.
S Cooper, L. Hofstadter, R. Koothrappali & H. Wolowitz 2016 Class. Quantum Grav. 33 03LT01
What is a CQG Letter?
Brief articles describing a substantial advance in the field. All letters must meet one of the following publication criteria:
- report significant new results or an important new discovery;
- make important advances on or provide a solution to a critical issue;
- report findings of major interest to a specific community or
demonstrate a new idea, experimental technique, theory or model which will have a potentially significant impact.
Submissions should be no longer than 4500 words in length (6-8 journal pages). Additional data and figures can be published as supplementary information.
What about FTCs?
As a result of this launch, CQG will discontinue the Fast Track Communication (FTC) article type at the end of 2015. We recognise that there was some support for keeping FTCs, but we believe that to do so would cause confusion due to the similarities between FTCs and Letters.
I look forward to working with you as an author of CQG Letters. You can submit your next Letter here and, if you have any questions at all, the editorial office will be delighted to hear from you.