Michelle Driscoll Named Outstanding Referee
February 27, 2023
Congratulations to Michelle Driscoll who was named an Outstanding Referee by the Physical Review!
The Outstanding Referee program was instituted in 2008 to recognize scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. By means of the program, APS expresses its appreciation to all referees, whose efforts in peer review not only keep the standards of the journals at a high level, but in many cases also help authors to improve the quality and readability of their articles – even those that are not published by APS.
The highly selective Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes about 150 of the roughly 88,600 currently active referees. Like Fellowship in the APS, this is a lifetime award. In this year, 2023, 143 Outstanding Referees were selected. Our Editors select the honorees based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Referees are rewarded for their work carried out since 1978, the earliest year for which we have accurate data on referee reports returned. The decisions are difficult and there are many excellent referees who are still to be recognized.
The honorees come from over 62 different countries. All listed in the table have been notified, offered the option of anonymity, and will receive a lapel pin and a certificate.
The Outstanding Referees are to be congratulated and thanked for their outstanding service to the physics community.
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