Physica Scripta

About the journal


Physica Scripta is an international journal for original research in any branch of experimental and theoretical physics. Articles will be considered in any of the following topics, and interdisciplinary topics involving physics are also welcomed:

  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Astrophysics
  • High energy physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Nonlinear physics

The journal aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of research to the wider physical sciences community. Articles on topics of broad interest are encouraged and submissions in more specialist fields should endeavour to include reference to the wider context of their research in the introduction.

Article types

Physica Scripta welcomes submissions of the following article types:

  • Research Papers: articles that report new research. To meet the criteria for publication, research papers must display originality and scientific rigour, and where possible describe the broader context or relevance of the work.
  • Invited Comments and Reviews: articles that describe the current thinking on outstanding problems, open questions, important new applications, new theoretical and experimental approaches, and/or predictions of future developments. These articles should be readily understood by non-specialist physical scientists. Unsolicited submissions of reviews are also welcomed.
  • Focus Issue and Topical Issue Articles: selected presentations from international conferences or articles addressing a cutting-edge topic in a key area of physics.

Abstracting and indexing services

We work with our authors to help make their work as easy to discover as possible. Physica Scripta is currently included in the following abstracting and discovery services:

  • ISI (Science Citation Index®, SciSearch®, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents®/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences)
  • Scopus
  • Inspec
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Compendex
  • GeoRef
  • INIS Atomindex (International Nuclear Information System)
  • MathSciNet
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • VINITI Abstracts Journal (Referativnyi Zhurnal)
  • Zentralblatt MATH