Fast Publication in Physics

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.

Current review and production time averages for our Physics journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Chaos, Solitons and Fractals: the interdisciplinary journal of Nonlinear Science, and Nonequilibrium and Complex Phenomena 6.21 8.40 4.10
Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 8.11 10.19 2.27
Computer Physics Communications 9.22 15.56 1.63
High Energy Density Physics 5.44 10.53 1.96
International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 11.64 15.80 2.34
Journal of Computational Physics 13.22 20.31 1.39
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 4.63 6.59 3.25
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 8.17 16.72 1.34
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 7.39 11.48 1.59
Physics of Life Reviews 0.37 0.37 1.27
Results in Physics 5.84 7.46 1.57

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Physics journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Physics.