[Prof. Cheol-Hwan Park] Outstanding Referees of the American Physical Society
Professor Cheol-Hwan Park is selected and honored with the Outstanding Referee designation of the American Physical Society (APS).
APS has selected 151 Outstanding Referees for 2021 who have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online.
Instituted in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the currently active referees for their invaluable work. Comparable to Fellowship in the APS and other organizations, this is a lifetime award. The selection this year was made from 40 years of records on over 78,400 referees
who have been called upon to review manuscripts, including more than 40,000 that were submitted in 2020. The basis for the Outstanding Referees selection takes into account
the quality, number and timeliness of a referee 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.
The 2021 honorees come from 31 different countries, with large contingents from the U.S., Germany, France, and U.K. All recipients of this distinction have been notified,
and sent a lapel pin and a certificate to commemorate their achievement. The selection for this achievement is always difficult and APS expresses its appreciation to all referees
who help make the Physical Review collection some of the most cited physics journals in the world.
The efforts of these individuals not only keep the standards of the journals at a high level, but in many cases also help authors improve the quality and readability of their articles even those that are not published by APS. The Outstanding Referees are to be congratulated and thanked for their outstanding service to the physics community.