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The year in review: Physical Sciences

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2018 was a year filled with groundbreaking research and technological advances across the physical sciences. As we start 2019, we would like to take a look back and reflect on some of the most popular research last year, sourced from our journal portfolios to inspire us. 

We invited members of our editorial team to kick off the process and write about their year and what they see for 2019. 

Read their stories and take a look at our top downloaded content. 

A word from our editors

Jan Margulies

We are looking forward to an age where we live in sustainable cities, with a functioning risk management to prevent geo-disasters. The climate change is one of the biggest issues in this century and we have to listen closely what scientists are telling us about it.

- Jan Margulies is the Journal Development Editor for SpringerOpen/BMC Earth Sciences open access journals.

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Angelina Wagner

Throughout 2018, Engineering research continued to shape new  technologies and advance innovations, particularly in areas like sustainability, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and many others.

- Angelina Wagner is the Journal Development Manager for SpringerOpen/BMC Engineering open access journals.

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Matthew Smyllie

Materials science continues to be an exciting and ever-developing field that brings real change to people around the world.

- Matthew Smyllie is the Senior Journal Development Editor for SpringerOpen/BMC Physical Sciences open access journals.

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Lu Yang

2018 has been year of development and challenges in the field of energy. 

- Lu Yang is Journal Development Manager for SpringerOpen/BMC Physical Sciences open access journals.

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Ana Valente

Last year was an exciting one for our diverse physics portfolio! Through our journals we were able to not only showcase research in the traditional sense of the hard science field, but also studies that underscore the ever increasing interdisciplinary nature of physics research. 

- Ana Valente is the Senior Journal Development Editor for SpringerOpen/BMC Physical Sciences open access journals.

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