An outstanding referee

Refereeing papers, like refereeing sports, can be a thankless task. Reading and reviewing papers on short deadlines for pushy editors for no financial gain and little recognition is a duty taken on by academics, who often seem to like nothing better than to complain about it.  Perhaps in recognition of this, the American Physical Society has initiated a selective award program to recognize scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. The program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the 45,000 currently active referees.  Among the 144 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, as chosen by the journal editors for 2011, is Professor Robert Meyer of the Brandeis Physics department.

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