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 of the journals we have published in, followed by some that we haven’t, but would like to.
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.
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.
Modelled on Nature Communications, it collects the best of Science’s spillover, publishing significant advances across all areas of science. It currently has the edge over Nat Commun.
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.
Part of the Nature Partner Journal series, it publishes esteemed research on quantum computing, communications and information theory.
Established in 1900 by the AMS, it publishes significant papers over 15 pages in all areas of pure and applied mathematics. Its sister journal, Proceedings, publishes shorter papers.
Established by the Royal Society in 2004, this journal publishes notable research that applies physics and mathematics to problems in biology and medicine. Papers may be less technical.
This venerable journal was originally created in 1831 before splitting. A is subtitled “Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences”, and its sister journal B “Biological Sciences”.
One of the journals of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, it publishes research on combinatorics, graph theory, discrete optimization, coding and communication theory.
Established in 1971 and published by Elsevier, it was a favourite journal of the prolific Paul Erdȍs. It publishes notable work on discrete mathematics, combinatorics and graph theory.
Established in 1970, this APS journal publishes on elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation and cosmology. It contains detailed articles and letters for important results.
This Elsevier journal, one of few to keep a place designation in its name, publishes on combinatorics and its links with other branches of maths, as well as theoretical computer science.
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.
One of several journals of the Association for Computing Machinery, it publishes notable research on discrete and continuous simulation as well as innovative new methods for doing it.
Created in 1984, this IoP journal publishes on classical general relativity and its applications, experimental gravitation, cosmology, quantum gravity, and superstrings and supersymmetry.
Created in 1969, this Springer journal publishes on statistical physics and collective phenomena in physical systems. Papers can be interdisciplinary and have a strong mathematical bent.
The most interdisciplinary of Physical Review A–E, this APS journal publishes notable research on statistical, nonlinear, biological and soft matter physics, as well as other topics.
Established in 2020, this Institute of Physics journal publishes physics-related research that advances our scientific understanding of AI, networks, biology, finance and complex systems.
This American Institute of Physics journal was established when J Physical Chemistry refused to publish theoretical work. It covers all areas of chemical physics and physical chemistry.
It publishes mechanics research, of at most seven pages, on the behaviour of continua, fluids, solids and particles, and their mixtures.
This Springer journal was founded in 1970. It publishes on the conceptual bases of the fundamental theories of physics, as well as their logical, mathematical and philosophical premises.
Subtitled “Theory and Experiment”, this IoP journal publishes on classical and quantum statistical physics, disordered systems, biological modeling and related interdisciplinary topics.
Originally Europhysics Letters, it rebranded with hopes of competing with Physical Review Letters. But it never quite managed, and now this Institute of Physics journal is in decline.
Subtitled “Condensed Matter and Complex Systems” and part of the European Physical Journal series, this Springer journal formed from the merger of related foreign language journals.
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.
Nature Machine Intel
Launched in 2019 by the Nature group to be the leading AI journal, it covers a range of topics across machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics. It come out monthly online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 journal, Journal, publishes longer papers.
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.
Trans London Math Soc
A recent addition to the London Mathematical Society portfolio, it is the open access analogue of the Journal and Bulletin combined, meaning that authors pay a fee instead of readers.
Established in 1975, this Elsevier journal is subtitled “Statistical Mechanics and its Applications”. It and Physica D are the somewhat less renowned analogue of Physical Review E.
Physical Review A
Established in 1970, this APS journal publishes on atomic, molecular, and optical physics, quantum information, and related concepts. It is the analogue of the IOP’s Journal of Physics B.