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All physicists excluding high energy, particle and nuclear physicists.

Commenced publication 1967

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3793718 August 2015
3793826 August 2015
379392 September 2015
37940-419 September 2015
3794225 September 2015
37943-4412 October 2015
37945-4629 October 2015
37947-4813 November 2015
3801-220 November 2015
380310 December 2015
380422 January 2016
3805-622 January 2016
3807-83 February 2016
3809-103 February 2016
38011-1222 February 2016
3801329 February 2016
38014-157 March 2016
3801624 March 2016
3801729 March 2016
38018-1930 March 2016
3802012 April 2016
3802121 April 2016
38022-234 May 2016
3802416 May 2016
38025-2625 May 2016
38027-286 June 2016
38029-307 June 2016
38031-3214 June 2016
3803327 June 2016
3803411 July 2016
3803522 July 2016