Journals in Physics and Astronomy
Elsevier is home to many highly respected journals in the field, including prestigious society titles. We are proud to play an integral part in the chemistry community and to participate in the advancement of the field. All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect.com, the essential information resource for over 15 million scientists worldwide.
Journal authors resources
Every year, we accept and publish more than 470,000 journal articles. Publishing in an Elsevier journal starts with finding the right journal for your paper. If you already know the journal to which you want to submit, you can enter the title directly in the find a journal search box. Alternatively, you can match the abstract of your article to a journal.
Open access options
Open access lies at the core of Elsevier’s publishing mission – in fact, today, almost all of our journals offer open access options. That means finding the right open access home for your research is easy.
Whatever route you choose, publishing with Elsevier means your work benefits from the input of expert editors and reviewers. And if you publish gold open access, it is immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download from ScienceDirect. Our gold OA titles also feature in major indexes and databases.
Meet Physics Open, the newest addition to Elsevier’s gold open access journal suite. Physics Open welcomes research from all main areas in physics and related areas – whether that be applied, experimental or theoretical physics in nature.
Physics Open sits right beside your favourite physics journal(s), offering you an expert-led open access option.
To ensure our journal standards remain high, we have invited top Editors from our renowned, reputable journals onto the board. You as an author benefit from their expert input, while being able to fulfil your gold OA needs.
Open access for Physics journals: What are your options?
There are many options within Elsevier Physics to publish your next article open access. Most of our journals are either full open access or offer an open access option.
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Edited by Felix Schoeller
Edited by Sergio Dasso, M. A Shea
Edited by Stefano Boccaletti, Abdon Atangana, Gabriel B. Mindlin, William Ditto
Edited by Claudia Bianchi, Daria-Camilla Boffito
Edited by Orlando Frazão, Ignacio del Villar, José Fabris, Yuan Gong
Edited by Bilal Gökce, Mihaela Filipescu, Stephan Barcikowski
Edited by Victor Galitski, Leonid Levitov, Yuli Nazarov
New gold open access mirror journals in Physics and Astronomy
Same scope. Same editorial board. Same quality. Two journals.
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
SCOAP3 extended until 2022
The SCOAP3 Collaboration announces today that CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as ‘host organization’ of SCOAP3 has signed contracts with 11 leading commercial and society publishers to extend this large-scale Open Access initiative for a 3rd three-year term, covering the years 2020-2022. With the conclusion of the formal contracts, SCOAP3 will continue supporting authors worldwide to publish their research Open Access at no cost or burden.Read more
The same eleven journals will participate in this three-year extension of the initiative, of which eight are published by learned societies. All articles will be published Open Access in perpetuity, under Creative Commons CC-BY licenses at no direct cost to any authors. In addition to availability on the publishers’ platforms, articles will be also available on the SCOAP3 Repository, enabling partners to build value-added services. SCOAP3 is a partnership of 3,000 libraries, funding agencies and research organizations from 43 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations. In cooperation with leading scientific publishers and learned societies, SCOAP3 has supported the transition to Open Access of key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics as of 2014 and has served as inspiration for several other Open Access initiatives around the world. During the almost six years of SCOAP3 operation, 20,000 scientists from 120 countries have benefited from the opportunity to publish more than 30,000 Open Access articles free of charge.
You may view the news online at: https://scoap3.org/scoap3-extended-until-2022/
The academic community has demanded more choice, accuracy and insight into journal performance, and Elsevier has responded with new metrics. CiteScore is one of these new metrics and is a simple way of measuring the citation impact of sources, such as journals.
Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.
- New open access journal launches in 2019/2020:
- Chemical Physics Impact
- Announcement: From January 2021 Ultrasonics Sonochemistry will become an open access journal. Authors who publish in Ultrasonics Sonochemistry will be able to make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible.
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Scientific African wins the PROSE Award for Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine
The Award for Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine went to Scientific African. PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals.
The awards were presented at the 44th annual PROSE Awards conference of the Association of American Publisher’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division in Washington, DC on February 18th 2020.
Congratulations to our authors and editors for creating outstanding content that demonstrates exceptional scholarship and have made a significant contribution to the field of Science, Technology and Medicine.
You can read all about the awards on the PROSE website
Editor-in-Chief Benji Gyampoh. Scientific African is owned by the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and operated by the NEF Community of Scientists
Congratulations to Prof. Himanshu Jain, winner of the 2020 N.F. Mott Award
Professor Himanshu Jain, Materials Science and Engineering department, Lehigh University, Bethlemhem, PA, USA is the winner of the 2020 N.F Mott Award, the senior scientist award for outstanding contributions to the science of Non-Crystalline Solids over many years.
The Award consists of a certificate and USD 2,000 and is sponsored by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (JNCS).
Professor Himanshu Jain contributed extensively to understanding the electrical properties of glasses, chalcogenide glasses, bioactive glasses, and laser-induced crystallization. He stands among the twenty most prolific researchers of the glass community and is also one of the five most active authors of the JNCS
The N.F Mott Award was virtually presented on 21 September 2020 by the Editors and Publisher of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Other award news
- 2020 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids
- Winner of the 2020 Frans Habraken Best Paper Award announced: Grazia Giuseppina Politano
- Kate Keahey, Editor in Chief of Software X, received the 2019 IEEE “Women in Service Computing” award
- Congratulation to the winners of the poster prizes at the ICASS 2019 conference, Pisa 17-20 June 2019
- Elsevier / JQSRT Award winners awarded at the 18th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering (ELS-XVIII) conference
- JQSRT Poynting and Viskanta awards presented at the 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-19)
- Maria Antonietta Loi wins Physica Award 2018
- Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss win the 2017 Physics Nobel Prize
- Prof. Hans-Ulrich Güdel win the ICL 2017 Prize for Luminescence Research