physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters was designed to offer extremely fast publication times and is currently one of the fastest double peer-reviewed publication media in solid state and materials physics. Average times are 11 days from submission to first editorial decision, and 12 days from acceptance to online publication. It communicates important findings with a high degree of novelty and need for express publication, as well as other results of immediate interest to the solid-state physics and materials science community. Published Letters require approval by at least two independent reviewers.

The journal covers topics such as preparation, structure and simulation of advanced materials, theoretical and experimental investigations of the atomistic and electronic structure, optical, magnetic, superconducting, ferroelectric and other properties of solids, nanostructures and low-dimensional systems as well as device applications. Rapid Research Letters particularly invites papers from interdisciplinary and emerging new areas of research.

physica status solidi (RRL) Rapid Research Letters has a 2022 Impact Factor of 2.8 (Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)), proving the journal’s leading position in cutting-edge research publication at record speed. The journal physica status solidi (a) - applications and materials science has a 2022 Impact Factor of 2.0, while physica status solidi (b) - basic solid state physics has a 2022 Impact Factor of 1.6.

Print ISSN: Previously 1862-6254
Online ISSN: 1862-6270