Progress in Physics

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Progress in Physics  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Prog. Phys.
Discipline Theoretical and experimental physics
Language English
Edited by Dmitri Rabounski
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1555-5534 (print)
1555-5614 (web)
LCCN 2005212250

Progress in Physics is an American alternative science journal, publishing papers in theoretical and experimental physics, including related themes from mathematics. The journal aims to promote fair and non-commercialized science, as stated in its Declaration of Academic Freedom:[1]

Owing to furtive jealousy and vested interest, modern science abhors open discussion and wilfully banishes those scientists who question the orthodox views. Very often, scientists of outstanding ability, who point out deficiencies in current theory or interpretation of data, are labelled as crackpots, so that their views can be conveniently ignored.

The journal describes itself as peer-reviewed.[2] The review procedure is specified as follows:

The journal promotes individual academic freedom and will consider all work without regard to affiliations. For this reason, the articles published in Progress in Physics may not necessarily represent the scientific views of the Editorial Board or its individual members. All submissions will be forwarded to invited experts, whose professional field is close to the submission. Decision about the submission will be produced by the Editors, according to the recommendations obtained from the side of the reviewers.

The referees of the papers published are not listed, although anonymity of referees is specifically criticized in "Article 8: Freedom to publish scientific results" of the Declaration of Academic Freedom.[1] This document harshly criticizes the current peer-review system using the words "censorship", "alleged expert referees", "blacklisting", and "bribes".

The journal has published papers by several authors, who, along with some of the editors, claim to have been blacklisted by the Cornell University arXiv as proponents of fringe scientific theories.[3][4]

The journal, which commenced publication in 2005, is issued quarterly. The editor-in-chief is Dmitri Rabounski. The journal is available both in print and online and is open access.[5]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dmitri Rabounski (2006). "Declaration of Academic Freedom (Scientific Human Rights)". Progress in Physics. 1: 57–60. 
  2. ^ Progress in Physics Home Page
  3. ^ Archive freedom website, referencing 3 editors of Progress in Physics.
  4. ^ Case history of contributor to journal
  5. ^ Progress in Physics is included in the list of open access journals at the Directory of Open Access Journals of the Swedish Lund University.

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