It is with pleasure that I am able to inform you that the following member of your faculty is among the 149 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, as chosen by the journal editors for 2012.




Initiated in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for our journals. Each year a small percentage of our 60,000 active referees are selected and honored with the Outstanding Referee designation. Selections are made based on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports as collected in a database over the last 25 years. The program recognizes about 150 referees each year, although larger groups were selected in 2008 and 2009. A full listing and further details on the program are available here:  I am also attaching a press release that your institution might use if it wishes to publicize the honor that your faculty member has received.

Please allow me to congratulate you and your faculty member on this honor, and thank you for your support and contributions to the APS journals and to the physics community.




Gene D. Sprouse

Editor in Chief

American Physical Society


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