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Phys. Rev. X Quantum

It is a new journal that has been recently announced by the American Physical Society (APS). It is introduced as "a highly selective, open access journal featuring quantum information science and technology research with an emphasis on lasting and profound impact."

But why? (tone of agony and desperation). Both Phys. Rev. Research and Phys. Rev. X perfectly cover the remit. It is very disappointing that APS now decides still to play the game of new journals for new trendy topics. I welcomed Phys. Rev. Research  as a step in the right direction (see previous post). I am afraid Phys. Rev. X Quantum goes in the wrong direction, both as a new topical journal and as a highly selective one (more agony). My reasons for this are presented in an earlier post. Sadly, APS is following the path defined by others, in a competition among publishers that does not serve the community, and in which it has few chances to maintain (regain?) leadership. 

Of course, I have absolutely nothing agai…