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Truhlar honored as APS Outstanding Referee

Regents Professor Donald Truhlar has been recognized as an American Physical Society (APS) Outstanding Referee of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters.

Only a small percentage of the APS anonymous peer reviewers are selected for this annually. Truhlar is one of 142 Outstanding Referees for 2015 that have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the Physical Review journals. 

This year, the selection was made from 30 years of records on more than 65,000 referees who have been called upon to review manuscripts, including more than 37,800 that were submitted in 2014. The basis for selection included the quality, number and timeliness of their reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Individuals with current or very recent direct connections to the journals, such as editors and editorial board members, were excluded.

APS noted that Truhlar's reports and advice have helped it advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, while creating a resource that is invaluable to authors, researchers, students, and readers. 

The Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the currently active referees. Like Fellowship in the APS and other organizations, this is a lifetime award.