Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (PRAB) will be publishing a Conference Edition for the 19th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF 2019) held in Dresden, Germany, June 30-July 5 2019 ( Jean Delayen ( or will act as the Special Editor.

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (PRAB) is an all-electronic journal published by the American Physical Society and available at The all-electronic nature of PRAB allows conference editions while maintaining thorough peer review and timely publication. In addition, it provides global access and archiving beyond that ordinarily offered by conference proceedings. The PRAB template available through links on the PRAB home page is the required format for submissions.

A complete collection of papers submitted to the 2019 International Conference on RF Superconductivity will be posted on JACoW ( without any further review. The International Program Committee recommends that contributors to the conference consider submitting an extended version of their SRF 2019 paper to PRAB. Authors should submit to PRAB using the procedure found through links on the PRAB home page. Papers will be peer-reviewed through the normal refereeing procedure and according to the same standards as regular submissions and, if accepted for publication, they will be published as regular PRAB articles and as part of the SRF 2019 Conference Edition.

Publication will be timely; articles will be published as soon as they are ready with no delay waiting for other papers presented at the conference. In addition, the Table of Contents and the Conference Edition web site will be updated each time a paper is published.

PRAB Criteria: Papers must either contain important new results in science and/or technology or, in the case of “review articles”, survey active areas of research in a form that is useful to both practitioners and people entering the field. Confirmation of previously published results of unusual importance can be considered as new, as can significant null results. Papers cannot be duplicates of work submitted for publication either to another journal or identical to the work published in the SRF 2019 conference proceedings, but an SRF 2019 conference paper can, however, be the basis of an article in PRAB provided the submitted manuscript presents significantly more information, enabling the reader to obtain an improved understanding of the subject. To emphasize the expanded nature of the article submitted to PRAB, it is recommended that its title be different from the paper submitted at the conference.

There are many reasons why you should consider publishing in the SRF 2019 Conference Edition:

  1. PRAB is a peer reviewed, American Physical Society journal. Peer reviewed articles benefit from careful reading and criticism of knowledgeable colleagues.
  2. PRAB is available to everyone without subscription or pay per view fees, and PRAB is an archival journal. The APS is committed to maintaining that availability even as computer technology and software change.
  3. PRAB has no page limits, so this is the opportunity to write about your work without that limitation.
  4. Your article will be published in a timely manner and grouped together with other work presented at SRF 2019.

We look forward to your contribution.

Contact Frank Zimmermann (, the PRAB Editor, or Jean Delayen, PRAB Associate Editor and Special Editor for SRF 2019, if you have general questions related to the PRAB policies or if you have particular questions regarding publishing your paper in the Conference Edition.

Authors should note that their paper is for the SRF 2019 Conference Edition in the message accompanying submission to PRAB. They should also add a reference to the original SRF 2019 paper.

See for general information about Physical Review Accelerators and Beams and for guidelines for contributions.


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  • January 18, 2019
    Abstract submission opens
  • February 04, 2019
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  • February 15, 2019
    Early abstract submission deadline
  • March 18, 2019
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  • April 15, 2019
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  • April 15, 2019
    Abstract Submission extended
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  • June 23, 2019
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  • June 27, 2019
    Tutorial begins
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    Conference begins
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