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# AVS Quantum Science

##### For Authors ▼

The American Vacuum Society (AVS) and AIP Publishing are launching a new online interdisciplinary journal titled AVS Quantum Science. Available online only in October 2019, the scope of AVS Quantum Science is, at its core, the study of measurement. Measuring the smallest possible (quantized) value of a physical property opens the door for understanding additional characteristics and processes that occur on small, medium, and large scales. Quantum science research holds topical connections between the sub-atomic, atomic, and nanoscale research. The very nature of quantum phenomena is such that they may be found in every field within the physical sciences (chemistry, physics, and materials) as well as biology, computer science, and engineering.

There is growing excitement around quantum information science (QIS): the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a preliminary national QIS strategy in September and the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation awarded $249 million in QIS grants; funders around the globe are allocating almost$15bn to QIS over the next few years.

For more information on how you can contribute to AVS Quantum Science, please email the Journal Manager at AVSQuantumScience@aip.org

## For Authors

##### Focus and Coverage

AVS Quantum Science is currently focusing on review articles which may vary in length and scope, as per the below descriptions. For additional questions please contact the editorial office, aqseo@aip.org.

A focused review is a short, timely review that covers recent advances in established fields or a hot and emerging area of quantum science. This review can range in length from 5-20 printed journal pages. A standard review is more comprehensive and provides in-depth coverage in established areas of quantum science. This review can range in length from 20-50 printed journal pages.

The majority of Review articles in AQS are by invitation. Authors who wish to submit a Review article without invitation must provide the following:

• a solid case for why their Review is timely and of interest to the readership of AQS,
• substantial evidence that they are recognized as top experts in the field and that they are highly qualified to write such a Review, and
• an editorial summary with their article for consideration by the editors.

Authors interested in submitting a review should download and complete the AQS editorial summary form. The author can then submit this form alongside your manuscript, using the AQS online submission system at https://aqs.peerx-press.org/.

Scope
AVS Quantum Science is an interdisciplinary journal that reaches into a breadth of research areas, from Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical, to Biology, Chemistry, and Materials Science, to Computer Science and Engineering, all through the foundations of Quantum Science and the related research that drive an array of applications and industries.

Topics covered in AQS are diverse and reflect the most important subjects in quantum science including:

• Quantum Engineering
• Quantum Materials
• Quantum Photonics
• Quantum Biology
• Quantum Communication
• Quantum Sensing and Metrology
• Quantum measurement technology
• Atoms and Molecules in quantum devices
• Superfluid and superconductors in quantum devices
• Quantum computers and software
• Materials and methods for quantum devices
• Macroscopic and hybrid quantum systems
##### Manuscript Preparation Instructions

Acceptable file formats:

Please use Microsoft Word® or LaTeX.

Mircosoft Word®
Use of the following brief guidelines will help you to ensure prompt error-free publications that precisely reflect your intent.

• Equations need to be editable so we recommend that you create them with the built-in Microsoft® Equation Editor included with your version of Word. If you wish to use Mathtype, check for compatibility at http://tinyurl.com/lzny753.
• Users of the Windows version of Word: Please embed all fonts.
• Users of Macintosh Word: Please save all files in DOCX format, as the use of DOC is not supported. Additionally, because font embedding is not possible, Mac Word users should limit their font selection to those available from the basic installation.
• Tables should be created with Word’s Insert Table function and placed within your paper. If the table has already been made, please be sure it has been made with Word’s Table features. Tables created with spaces or tabs will create problems and may be improperly typeset. To ensure your table is published as you wish, you must use Word’s Table function.
• Footnotes should be inserted using Word’s Insert Footnote.

LaTeX
AIP Publishing has made a formatted template available in Overleaf. For best results and full support, we recommend that you use the AIP Publishing template in Overleaf. Authors may download either the PDF template (best for initial submissions) or a .zip file containing the template which can then be uploaded into the AIP Publishing submission system.

Support
Support with using the AIP Publishing template is provided by Overleaf. If you are having LaTeX issues and did not use the provided template, please upload your project files into the AIP Publishing template in Overleaf. If you choose not to use this template, you can seek outside support from community-based help forums, such as tex.stackexchange.com or http://latex.org/forum/.

Submission Guidelines
For Initial Submissions:

• Submit a single compiled main manuscript PDF.
• Include Supporting information (SI) at the end of the main manuscript PDF or as a separate SI Appendix PDF, if part of your article.

English-language editing
AIP Publishing recommends that authors use AIP Author Services to improve the quality of your written English so editors and reviewers can fully understand your research. Note that this is not a requirement or a guarantee of acceptance for review or publication.

Manuscript Guidelines
These are the general guidelines for the AIP Publishing journals. However, in addition to these guidelines, if you are preparing a manuscript for AIP ADV: MMM, APL, APM, APP, BMF, CHA, JCP, JCPRD, PoF, PoP, RSI, or SDY there are specific requirements which only apply to each particular journal. Therefore, it is important to also carefully read the specific journal guidelines after reading these general guidelines.

• The manuscript, including the abstract, references, and captions should be set up on a 21.6 X 28 cm (8 X 11 in. or A4) grid with ample margins. It is essential that the motivation for the research presented, central results, and conclusion be stated in nontechnical language that is intelligible to a broad audience. The manuscript must be in good scientific American English. All pages need to be numbered consecutively.
• The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, text, acknowledgments, appendixes, and references. Figures, with figure captions, may be embedded within the manuscript to assist the reviewers. In addition, please submit separate figure source files.
• Series publications should be submitted in sequential order (Part I or I, Part II or II, etc.) and properly identified in the references. For series publication of closely related papers, the descriptor “Part I,” or simply “I” will not be included in the title of an article unless Part II has been submitted for publication in the journal.
• The abstract should serve as an index (including all subjects, major and minor, about which new information is given) and as a summary (presenting the conclusions and all results of general interest in the article). It should be one paragraph with approximately 250 words. The abstract should not contain displayed mathematical equations, footnotes, references, graphics, or tabular material.
• Authors’ names should be presented consistently across all publications to facilitate indexing and avoid ambiguity.

You may choose to have your Chinese, Japanese, or Korean names published in your own language alongside the English versions in the author list. For Chinese, you may use either Simplified or Traditional characters. Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters must appear within the author list of the manuscript when you are submitting and resubmitting the article. For further information, please read the Guidelines for Chinese, Japanese, or Korean names below.

Equations should be punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure and should be numbered on the right. Mathematical operation signs indicating continuity of the expression should be placed at the left of the second and succeeding lines. Use “x” rather than a center dot, except for scalar products of vectors. The solidus (/) should be used instead of built-up fractions in running text and in display wherever clarity would not be jeopardized. Use “exp” for complicated exponents.

Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage.

Footnotes to the title should be set as a “Note” above the byline footnotes. For footnotes to the bylines, use a), b), c), etc. Avoid textual footnotes by inserting the information in the text. Footnotes within tables should be designated by lowercase roman letter superscripts and given at the end of the table.

References should be set as a double-spaced list at the end of the text. The names, including initials, of all authors in each reference should be given (in the text, the use of et al. is permitted). All references to books and journal articles, listed at the end of the paper, are to appear in only one of these three formats:

• By number, in order of first appearance, presenting the names of the authors, the journal name, volume, first page number only, and year, as in:
19L. M. Pecora, T. L. Carroll, G. A. Johnson, D. J. Mar, and J. F. Heagy, Chaos 7, 520 (1997).
This paper will be listed as the 19th in the list of references and cited as 19 or Ref. 19.
• In alphabetical order according to the first author’s last name, also including the title of the paper cited, journal name, volume, first and last page, and year, as in:
Pecora, L. M., Carroll, T. L., Johnson, G. A., Mar, D. J., and Heagy, J. F., “Fundamentals of synchronization in chaotic systems, concepts, and applications,” Chaos 7, 520–543 (1997).
This paper will be cited as “Pecora et al. (1997).” If there are several papers by the same author(s) and the same year, they should be distinguished by letters, as in (1997a).
• Alphabetically listed references (with full titles and page ranges) may be numbered according to their alphabetical order and cited by their number.

Tables must be placed within the text of your paper and numbered with roman numerals in the order of appearance. They should be used for all but the simplest tabular material and contain captions that make the tables intelligible without reference to the text. The structure should be clear, with simple column headings denoting all units. Unaltered computer output and notation are generally unacceptable.

Preparing Graphics
Guidelines:

• If you embed figures in place in your article-text file, you will be asked to upload individual figure files should your paper be accepted for publication
• Number figures in the order in which they appear in text.
• Identify all figure parts with (a), (b), etc. Avoid any large size differences of the lettering and labels used within one illustration.
• Submit illustrations in the size and resolution you wish them to appear in print.
• The maximum published width for a one-column figure is 3.37 inches (8.5 cm). The maximum width for a two-column figure is 6.69 inches (17 cm). Each Illustration should be prepared for 100% reproduction to avoid problems arising from large reductions in size.
• Ensure that lettering and lines are dark enough and thick enough to reproduce clearly, especially if reduction is necessary. Remember that fine lines tend to disappear upon reduction.
• IMPORTANT: All fonts must be embedded in your figure files.
• For figure creation or figure redrawing services, see how we can help at
https://authorservices.aip.org/services_pricing

Electronic Graphic Formats

• Use only these file formats: EPS (preferred format), PS, TIFF (.tif), PDF, JPEG (.jpg). Application files (e.g., Corel Draw, Microsoft Word) are not acceptable.
• Scalable vector formats (i.e., SVG, EPS, and PS) are greatly preferred. AIP Publishing suggests the use of Adobe Illustrator (Paid, OS X, Windows) or Inkscape (Freeware, OS X, Windows, Linux) for the creation of acceptable illustrations and Adobe Photoshop (Paid, OS X, Windows) or GIMP (Freeware, OS X, Windows Linux) for the editing of acceptable photographs.
• Submit a single file for each figure with figure parts; label each part (a), (b), etc.
• When submitting your manuscript, include all illustrations and line art for your paper.
• Set the correct orientation for each graphics file.
• Set the graphic for:
• Line Art: 600dpi resolution and black/white bitmap, not grayscale.
• Halftones: 264 dpi and grayscale, not black/white bitmap.
• Combinations (line art and halftone): 600 dpi for and grayscale, not black/white bitmap.
• Color online: 300dpi TIFF, PS, or EPS format. . If selecting a file mode, use RGB (red, green, blue).

For accepted manuscripts, PDF as the source file for illustrations is not preferred. However, properly prepared PDF illustration files may be used in the production process of your accepted manuscript if you follow these guidelines:

• PDF should only be used as the source file for illustrations when the preferred formats (PS, EPS, or TIFF) cannot be generated.
• In the PDF illustration, the resolution of any shaded or photographic images must be 600 pixels per inch (PPI).
• Within the PDF illustration, resolution of line art with no shading should be 1200 pixels per inch (PPI).
• All fonts must be embedded in the PDF.
• When creating a PDF through your application’s print command, select “High Quality Print.”

Color Printing Charges
As a service to our authors, effective 2 January 2018, illustrations will appear in color in the online journal free of charge and will be reproduced in black and white in the printed journals.
To take advantage of this free service, you must:

• supply color graphics files (.eps, .ps, .tif, or .pdf only),
• submit graphics files in time for utilization during the production process,
• submit only one version of each graphics file,
• ensure that colors chosen will reproduce well when printed in black & white, and
• ensure that descriptions of figures in text will be sufficiently clear for both print and online versions.

Multimedia
Multimedia files may be included in the online version of published papers. Multimedia consists of video, audio, and 3D rendering files. Readers can view these multimedia files by simply clicking on a link in the paper, provided the reader has a video player. In addition to the multimedia file, please upload a static figure to represent the multimedia file in the article. The static file and the multimedia file should be numbered the same. Please add “(Multimedia view)” after the figure citation in text and in the figure caption. There will be a link placed in the caption to bring the reader directly to the multimedia file.

• Video: Acceptable file formats for still images are mp4, .m4v, .mov, .avi, .wmv, with MP4 files preferred. For optimal playability on Scitation, use the following settings:
• Video codec: H.264
• Chroma subsampling: YUV 4:2:0
• If the video includes audio, use audio codec AAC
• Please insert a representative “still” image, taken from the video, in the manuscript as a figure. Care should be taken to extract an image that has reasonable clarity of fine lines and details. Acceptable file formats for still images are JPEG, EPS, and TIFF.
• Audio: Acceptable file formats include PCM (.pcm), WAV (.wav), AIFF (.aif), and MP3 (.mp3) at 128 KB or greater.

Guidelines for Preparing Multimedia Files

• When incorporating multimedia, write the paper so that the print version, which does not contain multimedia functionality, can be understood on its own.
• Submit all multimedia source files initially with the manuscript.
• Treat all multimedia files as figures, numbered in sequence as they are referred to in text. (Multimedia files should not have a numbering scheme separate from the figures.)
• Please be sure to cite all multimedia files in the text, referred to by their figure number.
• For each multimedia file, provide a figure that is a static representation of the multimedia file. Also provide an accompanying caption. At the end of the caption, include the phrase “(Multimedia view).” The multimedia file will be linked to the static image online.
• Video and other enhanced files should be in a format that can be viewed without difficulty. See the acceptable formats above for specific submission requirements.
• Use of copyrighted material is not permitted.
• Use media players to check file properties and image/sound quality prior to submission. For video submissions, fonts, lines, and image details should be of sufficient size and weight to be visible when played at half size.
• Please use one of the accepted compression codecs to minimize file sizes.
• Animations must be in one of the standard video file formats, stated above. Do not submit animated GIFs (.gif format).

• Caption/description: Textual caption/description of the content of the media object, similar to a figure caption, is required.
• Type: The nature or genre of the content of the media, such as video or audio is desirable (optional).
• Format: This should describe the media file type, such as QuickTime, DV, MPEG, PCM, or WAV (optional).

NB: The significant difference between providing videos as either Supplementary Material or Multimedia Files is outlined below.

• If the video is associated with a figure in the article (or a still of the video clip), and you would like the video to be accessed directly via a link that would appear in the figure caption, please indicate that the videos are intended as integral multimedia files when you submit your article. In this way, the reader would click on the hyperlink to the videos appearing in the figure caption and the video will then immediately begin.
• If the video is not specifically associated with any figure(s) in the article, and is purely supplemental information, which supports concepts discussed in your paper, please indicate that the videos are intended as supplementary material. Be sure to present the supplementary material video in a section before the Acknowledgments, as shown in the example above.

Guidelines for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Names

Microsoft Word®
If you are submitting in Microsoft Word, simply add the characters in parentheses after the name of each author who would like their name shown in their own language. To avoid potential problems, please use the standard Microsoft fonts for the characters.

LaTeX
If you use TeX to prepare your manuscript, you will need to use the CJK language package for CJK characters:

Installing the CJK package can be quite difficult so it is best to use a TeX distribution (such as TeXLive) that has it pre-installed.

Once the CJK package is properly installed, you will need to use the package to select an encoding and a font to use. The CJK markup should be as follows:

• Put \usepackage {CJK} after the \document class line
• \begin {CJK*} {} {} after the \begin{document} line
• \end{CJK*} after the \maketitle line.

For example:
\document class line {revtex4}
\usepackage {CJK}
….
\begin{document}
\begin {CJK*} {GB} { } % Use default fonts from CJK (see below)
\title {Title of Paper}
….
\maketitle
\end{CJK*}

The following encodings from the CJK package are supported:

• Chinese: GB, Big5, GBK, and UTF 8
• Japanese: JIS, SJIS (Shift-JIS), and UTF 8
• Korean: KS and UTF 8

Because the Big5 and Shift-JIS encodings use some reserved TeX characters, care must be taken to process files using these encodings (see the CJK package documentation). Files may be prepared using any fonts found in the CJK installation as well as the Cyberbit font for UTF 8 encodings. Please select one of the standard fonts from the distribution. Because CJK installations can vary by how the fonts are actually named and installed, it is safest to leave the font family argument empty and let the TeX installation use its default font for that encoding:

\begin {CJK*} {} { }

Please be sure to check the PDF produced by the submission software to ensure that the Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters were processed correctly.

Note that if you are using UTF 8, you may need to use the \CJKfamily macro when processing the file on your local machine. If using TeXLive and UTF 8 as the input coding, one of the following \CJKfamily macros should be inserted right before the CJK name:

• for simplified Chinese: \CJK family {gbsn}
• for traditional Chinese: \CJKfamily {bsmi}
• for Japanese: \CJKfamily {min}
• for Korean: \CJKfamily {mj}

It is possible to call\CJKfamily more than once in case this should be necessary (for example, to properly insert a Japanese name and then a Korean name). Before the final submission, all \CJKfamily macro calls should be commented out.

##### Publication Charges and Open Access Fees

Page Charges

AIP Publishing does not require page charges for AVS Quantum Science.

Open Access Charges
By participating in Author Select® and paying a 2200 USD fee to support publication and archiving costs, authors may ask the journal to provide free online access to a published article, in perpetuity, to any online user. More details on this option is found in the Open Access Publication section of this website. When you submit a new or revised manuscript, let us know if you would like to participate in Author Select®.

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##### Editorial Policies

The Review Process

AVS Quantum Science (AQS) is co-published by AIP Publishing and AVS. The editors are responsible for the scientific content and other editorial matters related to the journal.

The Review Process

As a service to the authors, AQS is committed to an efficient review process leading to rapid editorial decisions.

All newly submitted manuscripts are read and evaluated by the editorial staff. The editors may seek informal advice from colleagues and members of the Advisory Board. The goal is to assess early if the manuscript should be sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest, or otherwise inappropriate, are rejected promptly without external review. At this stage, editors also evaluate the possible suitability of the manuscript for other journals in the AIPP portfolio. Authors will have the option to automatically transfer their work to one of these journals.

Manuscripts that pass the initial assessment are sent for formal review. Typically, two or three independent referees are carefully selected from the worldwide research community.

The referees comment critically on the validity and importance of the paper and provide their opinion concerning the novelty, impact, and interest to the readers. If a referee considers a manuscript to be better suited for another AIPP journal, that the referee provides rationale for this recommendation.

Referee reports are intended to advise the editors. When necessary, the editors may contact the referee of a paper for follow-up advice. The editors will reconcile all advice received to reach a decision. Generally, the editors transmit all comments intended for the authors. Occasionally, the comments may be edited to preserve the anonymity and collegiality of the process.

Authors are invited to take the referees’ criticisms seriously. When invited to resubmit, authors should make every attempt to address all criticisms presented to them.

The editors will not reveal the referees’ identities to authors or to other referees, conversely, referees will refrain from identifying themselves to the authors.

Referees must treat the review process and all material related as strictly confidential. The editors also ask that referees report their own conflict of interest.

Authors may appeal the decision to reject a manuscript. To be considered, a formal appeal must provide a case for further consideration. If referee reports were included with the rejection letter, then these criticisms must be responded to in the appeal.

Once an appeal is submitted, the editors collate all information relevant to the manuscript. This includes the cover letter, the communications with the authors, and referee reports, if any. This information is shared and discussed with the Editor-in-Chief, with all editors with relevant editors in terms of expertise, who have no conflict of interest with the work presented. In some cases, a member of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board will be consulted, also. The discussion is based on the manuscript under consideration, as well as on the range of submissions the journal receives in the area, the overall status of the field, and the editors’ expectations for a paper in the area.

If successful, an appeal can lead to the article’s review being resumed. Otherwise, the original rejection decision is upheld. The author of a paper that has been rejected after an appeal may request that the Publisher of AIP Publishing review the manuscript. The Publisher does not decide whether a manuscript should be accepted but rather assesses whether editors followed the proper procedures for reviewing the manuscript. If editors did not follow the proper procedures, they will review the manuscript again and decide whether to publish.

Criteria for Publication

Content.

Review articles provide either comprehensive or focused overviews of innovative research in quantum science. Reviews that, in the editor’s or referee’s opinion, do not meet this standard will be rejected.

To be considered for publication in AQS, an original research paper must have the potential to influence thinking in the field and should make a fundamental discovery or represent a significant advance in understanding of an existing problem. Moreover, it must meet several general criteria:

• Validity: The paper must provide strong evidence for its conclusions, and the data must be technically sound.
• Novelty: The paper must report original scientific research that was not previously published elsewhere. Abstracts, preprints, and conference presentations do not compromise a claim of novelty.
• Interest: The papers must be important to researchers in its specific field and be of interest to a broader readership.

Although the articles do not have a length limit, they should be as concise as possible and present a clear description of the research. Articles should include sufficient information to allow other researchers to reproduce the reported results. Authors may include supplementary material, including video or other multimedia files. In all cases, the editors decide whether the length of an article is appropriate for the information presented.

Language standard: It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that manuscripts are written clearly. A manuscript can be rejected if the scientific meaning is unclear due to poor English. Manuscripts that do not meet the AVS Quantum Science’ language standard will be returned to the authors for rewrite.

Because good science has no value unless it is clearly communicated, AIP Publishing recommends that authors use AIP Author Services to improve the quality of your paper’s written English. Using this service ensures that your paper will be free of language deficiencies, so editors and reviewers will be able to fully understand your research during the review process. A native English-speaking subject matter expert of AIP Author Services will correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and verify the use and consistency of technical terms and content in your paper. Note that this is not a requirement or a guarantee of acceptance for review or publication.

Patents. Authors who submit manuscripts containing ideas that may be patentable, do so at their own risk. Neither AQS nor AIP Publishing assumes any responsibility in this regard.

Byline. The person who submits the paper is responsible for ensuring that all authors approve of the inclusion of their names in the byline. After the submission date, whenever a coauthor is removed from, or added to, a byline, we must have a signed agreement of that coauthor before we publish the manuscript.

Copyright. Authors publishing in AQS must complete an exclusive License-to-Publish Agreement before the journal publishes their manuscript. To avoid unnecessary delays, authors should sign the agreement electronically submitting the manuscript.

Authors have the right to post their AQS-accepted manuscript anywhere on the Web immediately after AIP Publishing accepts it for publication. In addition, 12 months after publication, authors may post the final AIP Publishing version on their personal website, the author’s institutional website, or in an institutional or funder-designated repository. You may create a link to the AQS publication.

Errata. The journal publishes Errata, in which authors correct significant errors of substance in their published manuscripts. The title should read: “Erratum: <original title> [Appl. Phys. Rev., vol. <number>, page <number> (<year>)]”. This is followed by the authors’ names and institutions and the text of the corrected version. Errata should be clear and concise.

Retraction and Correction Policies

AIP Publishing’s policy is based on best practices in academic publishing. We take seriously our responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content. We place great importance on the authority of articles after we publish them. Authors may make changes to articles after they have been published online only under the circumstances outlined in AIP Publishing’s Retraction and Correction Policies.

Transfers

If your manuscript is not accepted for publication in AQS, an editor may recommend a transfer to another AIP Publishing journal for immediate consideration.

If you wish to transfer your manuscript to another AIP Publishing journal, please contact the AQS editorial office to request a transfer. A list of AIP Publishing journals and descriptions can be found here. We offer this transfer service as a convenience to authors so that they do not have to resubmit a manuscript to another AIP Publishing journal. Carefully review the acceptance criteria for the journal you believe would be appropriate for your manuscript. All reviewer reports and editor recommendations will be transferred along with the manuscript. Manuscripts must meet the receiving journal’s acceptance criteria. Note that there is no guarantee that the receiving journal will publish a transferred manuscript.

##### Submit to the Journal

Are you passionate about science and science communication?
AQS is looking for experienced editors to join our team and help shape the future of our journal.

##### Philippe Bouyer

###### Deputy Director – Institut d’Optique Graduate School – Aquitaine Director – Laboratory for Photonics, Digital and nano-sciences (LP2N, CNRS, IOGS, Univ. Bordeaux) Talence, France

Dr. Bouyer is currently the director of the Laboratory for Photonics, Digital and Nano Sciences at CNRS/IOGS, Université Bordeaux and Deputy Manager of the Institute d’Optique (Acquitaine branch). Additionally, he is the co-founder and consulting chief scientist of MuQuans, a precision quantum sensors company based in France. Dr. Bouyer earned his Ph.D. at the École Normale Supérieure/laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Université Paris Sud in 1994.

##### Yong P. Chen
###### Associate Editor

Purdue University (USA)
Yong P. Chen is an experimental physicist who works on a broad variety of quantum matters and devices including those based on quantum materials such as topological/2D materials and cold atom systems such as Bose-Einstein condensates. He is Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and the Inaugural Director of Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute. He obtained his PhD at Princeton University and did a postdoc at Rice University. He also held visiting appointments in various international institutions and is a principal investigator in WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR). He is an elected Fellow of American Physical Society. Read more here.

##### Ivette Fuentes
###### Associate Editor

University of Nottingham (UK)
Ivette Fuentes is a theoretical physicist who researches quantum information, quantum optics, quantum metrology, quantum communications in relation to relativity. She is Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Nottingham and Director of Physics of the Roger Penrose Institute. She obtained her PhD at Imperial College, London and has held several prestigious fellowships, including a Career Acceleration Fellowship (EPSRC), a Humboldt Fellowship at TU Berlin and Glasstone, and Junior Research Fellowships at Mansfield College, Oxford. Read more here.

##### Pieter Kok
###### Associate Editor

University of Sheffield (UK)
Pieter Kok is a Reader in Quantum Information Theory at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Sheffield. He studied physics at the University of Utrecht and did his PhD in quantum optics and quantum teleportation at the University of Wales, Bangor. His research included quantum lithography and quantum imaging, linear optical quantum computing, and the creation of entangled networks of qubits using optical path erasure techniques. Read more here.

##### Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
###### Associate Editor

The University of Queensland (Australia)
Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop is Professor of Physics in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland. She was educated at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg in Sweden.
She is a Director of Quantum Science Laboratory and was for 9 years Head of School of Mathematics and Physics. At the University of Queensland Halina leads a large research groups in experimental quantum atom optics, laser micromanipulation and nanooptics. She also leads a program in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems. Halina has been awarded Australian Institute of Physics International Woman in Physics, Lecture Tour Medal and University of Queensland Award for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision. Halina is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science, a Fellow of SPIE and of OSA. Read more here.

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