Specialty Chief Editor Professor Laura Elisa Marcucci aims to promote collaboration and interaction among researchers working in this vital and vast research field.
— by Claudio Bogazzi
This new section welcomes articles reporting experimental or theoretical results on the following themes:
- The nuclear interaction and its connection with quantum chromodynamics (QCD)
- Nuclear structure and nuclear reactions
- Hadronic physics and QCD
- Relativistic heavy ion collisions
- Nuclear astrophysics
Asked to highlight the benefits of Open Access for the nuclear physics community, Prof. Marcucci replied:
“I believe the community is entering in a phase where collaboration and sharing of results become crucial for advancing the field. The community is becoming more and more “global”, with researchers located in less traditional countries, such as China and India. An Open Access journal in nuclear physics is therefore crucial to allow everybody worldwide to access to key results.”
Additionally, she added that, “Nuclear Physics is a vital and vast research field, crucial for our understanding of many phenomena and of fundamental theories themselves. It is hard to find journals which cover the nuclear physics field as a whole. In this section, we hope to be able to cover most of the main aspects of this field, aiming to promote collaboration and interaction among different researchers.”
The Frontiers in Physics team welcomes her and looks forward to helping her develop and grow her section.