The academic community has demanded more choice, accuracy and insight into journal performance, and Elsevier has responded with new metrics. In addition to the newly released 2014 Impact Factor,* we are happy to present SNIP and SJR: two accurate views of the true citation impact Elsevier's chemistry journals make.
Each year, the quality of papers published in our Physics journals is secured by the contribution of all our outstanding authors, reviewers and editors.
Find the highlights of the recently released 2014 Impact Factor:
We are proud to publish the three top journals in their category (Physics, Mathematical): Computer Physics Communications, ranking # 1, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, ranking #2 and Journal of Computational Physics, ranking #3.
Physics of the Dark Universe has received a 1st Impact Factor of 8.571 and Nuclear Data Sheets ranks #2 in its category (Physics, Nuclear). Known for its high impact research on surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures and their applications, Applied Surface Science continues its upward trajectory, now the #2 in its category (Materials Science, Coatings & Films). With Surface & Coatings Technology, #5 in this category, and Thin Solid Films ranking #6, we are proud to publish among the top journals in Surface Science
Regarding our radiation journals, we are delighted to announce that all journals in this category have increased their Impact Factor significantly! Applied Radiation and Isotopes and Radiation Physics and Chemistry now both rank #1 in the category “Nuclear Science & Techniques”.
* Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2015
an Impact with Physics of the Dark Universe - First Time Impact Factor 8.57!
We are happy to inform you about the new impact factor of Physics of the Dark Universe. A first time impact factor, the journal has been credited with a factor of 8.571, ranking #6 in the JCR category Astronomy & Astrophysics, the highest among non-review journals! More information
Announcing the winner of the 2nd Frontiers in Computational Physics
award: Congratulations to Stefan Adami
Elsevier Physics is very happy to congratulate Stefan Adami, the winner of the second award for Computational Physics. Well done, Stefan! – NEW!
Can physics predict the Tour de France winners?
A new mathematical model that explains cycling formations has some surprising applications
Congratulations to the Physics Innovation Award: Dr. Maximilian Lackner
Maximilian Lackner, Ph.D., from Institute of Chemical Engineering , Vienna, Austria
Dr. Maximilian Lackner has won the award with his idea on “Collaboration offers and requests - samples or topics for further joint investigations”. Our congratulations! Dr. Lackner - well done!
Institute in the Spotlight:
The year 2015 marks the Centenary of Physics at Nanjing University. Located in the ancient capital of China, over the past hundred years, the School of Physics at Nanjing University has contributed significantly to the scientific developments and the modernization of the country, while itself has become one of the best physics departments in China. Research conducted in the School spans condensed matter physics, photonics and optics, acoustics, biophysics and soft matter, nuclear physics and high energy physics, and most notably, artificial microstructures studies.
Browse the Physics Catalogue, presented in a handy page-turning format.
Karibu (Welcome greeting in Swahili)
By Charon Duermeijer – June 2015
Asante. Habari Yako? Thank you, I am fine! Let me explain: I have been working on a voluntary assignment during April as part of a program “Strengthening indigenous academic and digital publishing in Tanzania”. It´s a different world and as the locals say here “That's Tanzania!" referring to the fact that things can suddenly change and it´s hard to plan ahead. I have met very dedicated scientists who want to connect to the rest of the world and wish to share their findings. They are passionate about contributing to Tanzania’s research culture. It was very exciting for me to assist to this development of science in Tanzania by sharing experiences around scientific research and education.
No doubt you share the same passion for contributing to science around the globe! As does the Elsevier Physics team.In the first few months of this year, we have launched several new journals resulting from various discussions with a number of you. A new dedicated publication outlet is created for the highly dynamic field of molecular astrophysics. We have also launched two new broad Open Access journals which are both very unique: SoftwareX finally allows scientists to get credit for the software they create and Reviews in Physics, the first OA review journal covering all areas of Physics. All these journals have a fantastic new and enthusiastic team of high profile editors from top Physics Institutes around the world.
At the annual APS meeting we announced the winner of the 2015 Physics Innovation award contest. We thank you all for the many very interesting entries. Dr. Maximilian Lackner, from the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna, Austria has won the award with his idea on “Collaboration offers and requests - samples or topics for further joint investigations”. This fits so well under our 2015 motto `Where research meets innovation`. As my colleague has recently pointed out in a news article there are already more than 40 ways to enhance your journal article.
We are really excited to be serving the Physics community and helping you to publish your work. We know you have a choice when it comes to publishing your research and we appreciate you choosing Elsevier!
Publishing Director, Elsevier Physics
Jan Willem Wijnen
Executive Publisher Surface Science
Publisher High Energy Physics