Part IV of the Special Topic of Physics of Plasmas: Advances in Magnetic Reconnection Research in Space and Laboratory Plasmas is a collection of new results presented at the 2018 US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection (MR2018). This follows the long history and tradition of this conference series as reported in Part I in 2010,1 Part II in 2012,2 and Part III in 2014.3 This conference series on magnetic reconnection has been held 16 times:

The next conference, MR2020, is scheduled to be held by M. Hesse in Ålesund, Norway from June 1 to June 5, 2020. The conference website is

The most recent conference of this series, MR2018, was held at Jadwin Hall, Princeton University, USA, from September 4 to September 8, 2018. The conference website is Over 90 attendees from the U.S., Japan, China, Sweden, Germany, South Korea, and Portugal attended the...

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