At the heart of the peer review process are reviewers. These researchers unselfishly donate their time and attention to review manuscripts. Their work is what makes the peer review system succeed and scholarly journals possible. The editors and publisher of Applied Physics Letters thank all of our reviewers for their conscientious work on behalf of the journal.

We further offer special thanks to the following researchers who have been identified as Applied Physics Letters' top reviewers for 2017. These individuals each reviewed multiple papers for APL, and our editors found their reviews to be consistently thorough and discerning.

M H Ansari, University at Buffalo, USA

Seth Bank, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Renato Buzio, National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Bing-Yang Cao, Tsinghua University, China

Sonal Dey, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA

Zhenxing Feng, Oregon State University, USA

Xiaojun Hu, Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Yuan Huang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Wanjun Jiang, Tsinghua University, China

Janesh Kaushik, Solid State Physics Laboratory, India

Yong-Chang Lau, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Emil List-Kratochvil, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Guanxiong Liu, University of California, Riverside, USA

Eric Yue Ma, Stanford University, USA

Takahiro Mise, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Japan

John Robertson, University of Cambridge, UK

Kechao Tang, Stanford University, USA

Zhiyong Wang, University of California, Riverside, USA

You Zhou, Harvard University, USA

Taishan Zhu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA