We publish papers that are important and clear, and often of broad interest. To maximise their exposure, we publish them in the most prestigious journals appropriate. Here are some journals that we like to publish in, followed by some that we haven’t published in but hope to.

  • Nature Reviews Physics


    Nature Reviews Physics

    Part of the prestigious Nature Reviews portfolio, it publishes review articles on all of physics. Review journals, like this one, tend to be more highly cited than normal journals.

  • Nature Physics


    Nature Physics

    An early title in the array of Nature topic journals, it publishes the highest-quality research in all branches of physics. It is less interdisciplinary than Physical Review Letters.

  • Nature Communications


    Nature Communications

    Collecting the best of Nature’s spillover, it publishes significant advances across all of science. It’s the analogue of Science Advances. Both are competitors with the older PNAS.

  • Science Advances


    Science Advances

    Modelled on Nature Communications, it collects the best of Science’s spillover, publishing significant advances across all branches of science. It competes with the prestigious PNAS.

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    Established in 1914 and one of the most prestigious and cited multidisciplinary journals, it publishes on all of science. It now competes with Science Advances and Nature Communications.

  • 2.292,73025%@PhysRevLett

    Physical Review Letters

    Established in 1958, it is one of the most prestigious journals in physics. Papers can be on any subject and are limited to five pages. It is easier to get accepted than many think.

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    npj Quantum Info

    Established in 2015 as part of the Nature Partner Journal series, it publishes esteemed research on quantum computing, algorithms, information, architectures, engineering and devices.

  • 1.7243@SpringerPhysics

    Commun Math Phys

    Founded in 1965, this journal publishes important papers on mathematical aspects of relativity, quantum field theory, quantum information, statistical physics and condensed matter theory.

  • 1.56278@RoyalSociety

    J Royal Soc Interface

    Established in 2004, it publishes notable research that applies physics and mathematics to problems in biology and medicine. It’s the literal interface between Proc Royal Society A and B.

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    Physica D

    Established in 1980, it is subtitled “Nonlinear Phenomena”. The journal publishes relatively few papers, but these tend to be of reasonable quality, as its acceptance rate suggests.

  • 1.4389@AmerMathSoc

    Trans Amer Math Soc

    Established in 1900, it publishes significant papers of at least 15 pages in all branches of pure and applied mathematics. Its sister journal, Proceedings, publishes shorter papers.

  • 1.29274@RoyalSociety

    Proc Royal Society A

    This venerable journal was created in 1831 before splitting into A, subtitled “Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences”, and its sister journal B, subtitled “Biological Sciences”.

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    Eur J Combinatorics

    One of the few journals to keep a place designation in its name, it publishes on combinatorics and its links with other branches of mathematics, as well as theoretical computer science.

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    J High Energy Physics

    Founded in 1997, it publishes notable research in particle physics, quantum and gauge field theories, symmetry, gravitation, strings and branes and mathematical methods in physics.

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    Discrete Mathematics

    Established in 1971, it was a favourite journal of the prolific Paul Erdȍs, but its reputation has since diminished. It publishes on discrete mathematics, combinatorics and graph theory.

  • 1.233,595@PhysRevD

    Physical Review D

    Established in 1970 by the APS as part of its A–E series, this journal publishes on elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation and cosmology. It is the analogue of JHEP.

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    Physica A

    Established in 1975 and subtitled “Statistical Mechanics and its Applications”, its stature has increased over the last 20 years, and is now comparable to that of Physical Review A–E.

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    SIAM J Discrete Math

    Established in 1988, it publishes on combinatorics and graph theory, discrete optimization and operations research, theoretical computer science, and coding and communication theory.

  • 1.11410@CQGravity

    Classical Quantum Grav

    Created in 1984, this journal publishes on classical general relativity and its applications, experimental gravitation, cosmology, quantum gravity, and superstrings and supersymmetry.

  • 1.09@PhysRevResearch

    Phys Rev Research

    Established in 2019, this is a multidisciplinary journal covering all research topics of interest to the physics community. It is the fourth fully open access, online-only journal from APS.

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    It publishes on classical and quantum information, statistical physics and machine intelligence. MDPI journals are growing rapidly in size and scope, but their reputation remains unclear.

  • 1.07719@PhysRevMater

    Phys Rev Materials

    Launched in 2017, this is one of several new topic-focused journals published by the APS. It reports on notable materials research at the level of Physical Review A–E, but is open-access.

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    New Journal of Physics

    Owned by the British and German physics societies, it publishes across all areas of physics. Despite its aspirations as a general physics journal, it is not a serious competitor to PRL.

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    J Statistical Physics

    Founded in 1969, this journal publishes on statistical physics and collective phenomena in physical systems. Papers can be interdisciplinary and can have a strong mathematical bent.

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    Journal of Physics A

    Subtitled “Mathematical and Theoretical”, it publishes on the mathematical structure of physics processes and methods for exploring them. It is open to mathematically technical papers.

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    J Physics Complexity

    Established in 2020, this interdisciplinary journal publishes physics-related research that advances our scientific understanding of AI, networks, biology, finance and complex systems.

  • 0.995,04255%@PhysRevB

    Physical Review B

    Established in 1970 by the APS as part of its A–E series, it publishes on condensed matter and materials physics. Phys Rev Materials, its recent sister journal, is open-access only.

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    Physical Review E

    Established in 1970 by the APS as part of its A–E series, it covers statistical, nonlinear, biological and soft matter physics. It is one of the most interdisciplinary physics journals.

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    Foundations of Physics

    Founded in 1970, this journal has a unique scope. It publishes on the foundations of fundamental theories in physics, as well as their logical, mathematical and philosophical premises.

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    Scientific Reports

    An open-access mega-journal, it publishes without regard for importance, interest or clarity. We oppose using it, apart from heretical results unlikely to get a fair hearing elsewhere.

  • 0.9116,34943%@PLOSONE

    PLoS ONE

    An open-access mega-journal, it publishes without regard for importance, interest or clarity. We oppose it, apart from heretical results unlikely to receive a fair hearing elsewhere.

  • 0.81323@IOPPublishing

    J Statistical Mechanics

    Created in 2004 and subtitled “Theory and Experiment”, this journal publishes on classical and quantum statistical physics, disordered systems, biological modelling and related topics.

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    Philosophical Magazine

    Established in 1798, in its heyday it had papers by Faraday, Maxwell and Thomson. Today its focus is condensed matter. The vast number of Taylor & Francis journals tend to be low-quality.

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    Originally called Europhysics Letters, it was rebranded with hopes of competing with Physical Review Letters. But it never quite managed, and it now seems to be in inexorable decline.

  • 11.341,0168%@Nature


    Alongside Science, Nature is the premier science journal, covering all aspects of science. It is biased towards the life sciences, but is open in principle to the mathematical sciences.

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    Alongside Nature, Science is the premier science journal, covering the full range of scientific disciplines. It too is biased towards the life sciences, but somewhat less so than Nature.

  • 8.7249@ElsevierPhysics

    Physics Reports

    This prestigious journal publishes reviews of specific physics topics. Papers are normally invited and are more extensive than a literature survey but not as comprehensive as a monograph.

  • 6.9627@NatMachIntell

    Nat Mach Intell

    This Nature topic journal was launched in 2019 to be the leading AI journal. It publishes across machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics, and appears monthly online.

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    Annals of Mathematics

    Launched in 1884 and published by Princeton and the IAS, it is, alongside the Journal of the AMS, the top mathematics journal. It publishes advances of great importance across all areas.

  • 4.5721@AmerMathSoc

    J Amer Math Soc

    The flagship journal of the AMS, it is, along with Annals of Mathematics, the premier mathematics journal. It publishes the most significant advances across all branches of mathematics.

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    Physical Review X

    Set up by APS in 2011 to be the open-access version of PRL, it is more selective, publishing a tenth as many papers. It now sits between PRL and Nature Physics in terms of prestige.

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    Bull Amer Math Soc

    Established in 1891, it publishes expository articles on contemporary mathematical research, written in a way that gives insight to mathematicians who may not be experts in the topic.

  • 2.0776@LondMathSoc

    Proc London Math Soc

    Launched in 1865, this is the flagship journal of the London Mathematical Society. It publishes articles of high quality and significance across all areas of mathematics, of any length.

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    Bull London Math Soc

    Launched in 1969, it publishes significant papers of up to 20 pages across all of mathematics, as well as surveys and obituaries. Its sister LMS journal, Journal, publishes longer papers.

  • 1.4891@SPJournals


    Created in 2018, it publishes interdisciplinary work across all of science. This Science Partner Journal is part of a program in which AAAS partners with international organisations.

  • 1.2382@LondMathSoc

    J London Math Soc

    Launched in 1926 by the LMS, this journal publishes significant papers of at least 18 pages across all areas of mathematics. Its sister publication, Bulletin, publishes shorter papers.

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    Trans London Math Soc

    A recent addition to the LMS portfolio, it is the open access analogue of the Journal and Bulletin combined, meaning authors pay instead of readers. It remains for it to gain traction.

  • 1.05459@AmerMathSoc

    Proc Amer Math Soc

    Established in 1950, it publishes significant papers of at most 15 pages in all branches of pure and applied mathematics. Its sister journal, Transactions, publishes longer papers.

  • 0.932,484@PhysRevA

    Physical Review A

    Established in 1970 by the APS as part of its A–E series, it publishes on atomic, molecular, and optical physics, quantum information and computing, and related fundamental concepts.