I am writing to request that you answer the survey on the journal Physical Review D that is available at the web site:
This survey will give input to a review of Physical Review D that the APS is carrying out this fall. The survey should take you less than 10 minutes to complete. Your reply to the survey will be anonymous.
We are in a period of rapid change in scientific journal publishing. Almost everyone now uses eprint publication. CERN is officially supporting Open Access publication through SCOAP3*. Many people say that journals are irrelevant, and yet still they send their papers to journals. Journals that were formerly regional are now global, with almost equal contributions from the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
As a part of our review of Physical Review D, we would like to know what your thoughts are about these changing situations. How are Physical Review D and other journals that you read or publish in adapting to the new environment? What should Physical Review D be doing to move forward? We would very much appreciate receiving your opinions.
If you would like to express your ideas at greater length (but not anonymously), please send our committee email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to give this survey wide distribution. We would appreciate a response even if your scientific interests and publications only partially overlap with Physical Review D. Please pass this request along to any colleagues (especially, in other regions) who might wish to contribute. We apologize if you receive this request from multiple sources.
Michael Peskin (Chair, Physical Review D review committee)