## Papers in Physics

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Papers in Physics publishes original research in all areas of physics and its interface with other subjects. The scope includes, but is not limited to, physics of particles and fields, condensed matter, relativity and gravitation, nuclear physics, physics of fluids, biophysics, econophysics, chemical physics, statistical mechanics, soft condensed matter, materials science, mathematical physics and general physics. Contributions in the areas of foundations of physics, history of physics and physics education are not considered for publication.

Articles published in Papers in Physics contain substantial new results and ideas that advance the state of physics in a non-trivial way. Articles are strictly reviewed by specialists prior to publication. Papers in Physics highlights outstanding articles published in the journal through the Editors' choice section.

Papers in Physics offers two distinct editorial treatments to articles from which authors can choose. In Traditional Review, manuscripts are submitted to anonymous reviewers seeking constructive criticism and editors make a decision on whether publication is appropriate. In Open Review, manuscripts are sent to reviewers. If the paper is considered original and technically sound, the article, the reviewer's comments and the author's reply are published alongside the names of all involved. This way, Papers in Physics promotes the open discussion of controversies among specialists that are of help to the reader and to the transparency of the editorial process. Moreover, our reviewers receive their due recognition by publishing a recorded citable report. Papers in Physics publishes Commentaries from the reviewer(s) if major disagreements remain after exchange with the authors or if a different insight proposed is considered valuable for the readers.

Papers in Physics has a copyleft policy. A general non-exclusive license is given to use, reproduce, and create derivative work with any purpose under the only restriction that the original must be cited. This corresponds to Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Published articles are made available free of charge to all readers. Moreover, a copy of the final published version of the paper is stored by the editors in the arXiv database.

Authors are expected to contribute with a low publication charge to cover the costs of producing Papers in Physics. The 2015 publication charge is set to USD 100 per article (up to 4 pages in final form) plus USD 15 per extra page.

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### Announcements

#### Papers in Physics has been awarded the DOAJ Seal

The Directory of Open Access Journals has granted Papers in Physics a distinction Seal. The Seal has been allocated to a handful of journals accepted into DOAJ since 2014. Journals that are awarded the Seal have answered ‘Yes’ to 7 questions that DOAJ has chosen specifically as indicators of an extra high and clear commitment to open access best practices, of extra high levels of commitment to publishing technologies, and the most ‘open’ form of open access.
Posted: 2015-11-16

#### Leo Kadanoff (1937-2015)

Leo P. Kadanoff passed away on October 26, 2015. In addition to his ground-breaking contributions to statistical physics, recognized by numerous awards such as the National Medal of Science (US),
the Grande Medaille d'Or of the Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, the Wolf Foundation Prize, the Boltzmann Medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and the Centennial Medal of Harvard University, he was an active member of the physics community, having served as president of the American Physical Society.

Leo was one of the pioneering Advisory Editors of Papers in Physics and enthusiastically contributed to the journal, both as editor and author.

Posted: 2015-10-27

### Vol 7 (2015)

#### Articles

 Wang-Landau algorithm for entropic sampling of arch-based microstates in the volume ensemble of static granular packings PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Demian Slobinsky, Luis Ariel Pugnaloni 070001
 Two distinct desynchronization processes caused by lesions in globally coupled neurons PDF REFERENCES Fabiano A. S. Ferrari, Ricardo L. Viana 070002
 Reaction rate in an evanescent random walkers system PDF REFERENCES Miguel A. Ré, Natalia C. Bustos 070003
 Characterizing flowability of granular materials by onset of jamming in orifice flows PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Paul Mort 070004
 What season suits you best? Seasonal light changes and cyanobacterial competition PDF REFERENCES G. Cascallares, Pablo Gleiser 070005
 Noise versus chaos in a causal Fisher-Shannon plane PDF REFERENCES Osvaldo Anibal Rosso, Felipe Olivares, Angelo Plastino 070006
 Density distribution of particles upon jamming after an avalanche in a 2D silo PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Rodolfo O. Uñac, José L. Sales, María V. Gargiulo, Ana M. Vidales 070007
 Thermal transport in a 2D stressed nanostructure with mass gradient PDF REFERENCES R. Barreto, M. F. Carusela, A. Mancardo Viotti, Alejandro Monastra 070008
 An intermediate state between the kagome-ice and the fully polarized state in Dy$_2$Ti$_2$O$_7$ PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY S. A. Grigera, R. Borzi, D. G. Slobinsky, A. S. Gibbs, R. Higashinaka, Y. Maeno, T. S. Grigera 070009
 The role of master regulators in gene regulatory networks PDF REFERENCES Enrique Hernández Lemus, K. Baca López, R. Lemus, R. García Herrera 070011
 Role of energy uncertainties in ergodicity breaking induced by competing interactions and disorder. A dynamical assessment through the Loschmidt echo PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Pablo R. Zangara, P. R. Levstein, H. M. Pastawski 070012
 Flow of magnetic repelling grains in a two-dimensional silo PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Geoffroy Lumay, J. Schockmel, D. Henández-Enríquez, S. Dorbolo, N. Vandewalle, F. Pacheco-Vázquez 070013
 Piezoelectric energy harvesting from colored fat-tailed fluctuations: An electronic analogy PDF REFERENCES J. I. Peña Rosselló, Roberto Deza, J. I. Deza, H. S. Wio 070014
 Adapting a Fourier pseudospectral method to Dirichlet boundary conditions for Rayleigh-Bénard convection PDF REFERENCES I. C. Ramos, Carlos B. Briozzo 070015
 Flow rate of polygonal grains through a bottleneck: Interplay between shape and size PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Ezequiel Goldberg, C. Manuel Carlevaro, Luis Ariel Pugnaloni 070016
 How we move is universal: Scaling in the average shape of human activity PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY Dante Chialvo, Ana María Gonzalez Torrado, Ewa Gudowska-Nowak, Jeremi K. Ochab, Pedro Montoya, Maciej A. Nowak, Enzo Tagliazucchi 070017

#### Commentaries

 Commentary on "An intermediate state between the kagome-ice and the fully polarized state in Dy$_2$Ti$_2$O$_7$" PDF REFERENCES Mauro Perfetti 070010