New Editor-in-Chief for New Journal of Physics announced as Barry Sanders

9 Dec 2015Bristol, UK

Professor Barry Sanders has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of New Journal of Physics (NJP) and will begin his term in January 2016. Professor Sanders will succeed Professor Eberhard Bodenschatz who has served as Editor-in-Chief of NJP since 2005.

Professor Sanders holds positions at institutions in both North America and Asia. He is Director of the Institute for Quantum Information Science at the University of Calgary as well as a 1000 Talent Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Professor Sanders is well known for his contributions to theories of quantum-limited measurement, highly non-classical light, practical quantum cryptography and optical implementations of quantum information tasks. His current research interests include quantum resources and algorithms, optical and atomic implementations of quantum information tasks and protocols, quantum processes in biological systems, and machine learning for quantum control.

Professor Sanders received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary in 1984 and completed a PhD in 1987 at Imperial College, supervised by Professor Sir Peter Knight. Professor Sanders is a fellow of several societies, including the Institute of Physics.

Elena Belsole, Publisher of NJP, said: “Barry previously worked with the NJP team between 2001 and 2012 where he held the role of North American Editor and we are absolutely delighted to welcome him back. As well as being a leading figure in his field, Barry has a wealth of experience of editorial matters having served on several editorial boards. Together with his past experience on the journal, he is the ideal person to take the journal forward.

“We are also very grateful to and thank former Editor-in-Chief Professor Eberhard Bodenschatz, after a successful 11-year term. Eberhard joined the NJP’s editorial board in 2002 and was appointed as Editor-in-Chief in 2005. He has been instrumental in keeping the journal at the forefront of innovation in open access publishing. We wish him well in the future.”

Professor Sanders said the following: “I am looking forward to rejoining the New Journal of Physics and to ensuring that this top-tier journal remains at the vanguard of 21st century science publishing.”

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Professor Bodenschatz said: “When I joined the journal in 2002, Barry was already on the editorial board and we worked very well together until 2012, when he left to work as an editor for Physical Review. I am truly delighted that he is becoming the new Editor-in-Chief.”

Established in 1998, NJP is a high-impact, gold open-access journal covering the whole of physics. The scope encompasses pure, applied, theoretical and experimental research. The journal is published in partnership with the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and the Institute of Physics.