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The European Physical Journal (or EPJ) is a joint publication of EDP Sciences
EDP Sciences
EDP Sciences, Edition Diffusion Presse Sciences is a scientific publisher with an international vision but a French base.This society is involved in the communication and dissemination of scientific information to specialist audiences and non-specialist audiences alike...

, Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media
- Selected publications :* Encyclopaedia of Mathematics* Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete * Graduate Texts in Mathematics * Grothendieck's Séminaire de géométrie algébrique...

, and the Società Italiana di Fisica
Italian Physical Society
The Italian Physical Society was founded in 1897 and is a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote, encourage, protect the study and the progress of physics in Italy and in the world....

. It arose in 1998 as a merger and continuation of Acta Physica Hungarica, Anales de Fisica
Anales de Física
The Anales de Física is a scientific journal that publishes research papers on all areas of physics. It started by continuation from Anales de la Real Sociedad Española de Física y Química / Ser. A, Física and the first own title was:...

, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique, Portugaliae Physica and Zeitschrift für Physik. The journal is published in various sections, covering all areas of physics
Physics is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.Physics is one of the oldest academic...



From the time of its creation in 1845, the Physical Society of Berlin (Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin) published Fortschritte der Physik and Verhandlungen, but by 1919, the Verhandlungen had become too voluminous, so a committee consisting of Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history...

, Eugen Goldstein
Eugen Goldstein
Eugen Goldstein was a German physicist. He was an early investigator of discharge tubes, the discoverer of anode rays, and is sometimes credited with the discovery of the proton.- Life :...

, Fritz Haber
Fritz Haber
Fritz Haber was a German chemist, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his development for synthesizing ammonia, important for fertilizers and explosives. Haber, along with Max Born, proposed the Born–Haber cycle as a method for evaluating the lattice energy of an ionic solid...

, E. Jahnke, Karl Scheel
Karl Scheel
Karl Friedrich Franz Christian Scheel was a German physicist. He was a Senior Executive Officer and head of Department IIIb at the Reich Physical and Technical Institute...

 and Wilhelm Westphal
Wilhelm Westphal
Wilhelm Heinrich Westphal was a German physicist. From 1918, he was a professor at the University of Berlin. During the period 1922 to 1924, he was also an expert adviser to the Prussian Ministry of Science, Arts and Culture...

 was formed. The committee recommended that a new journal, the Zeitschrift für Physik, should be established for original research articles. It began publication the following year. In 1975, Zeitschrift für Physik was merged with Physics of Condensed Matter . Zeitschrift für Physik was published as a four-part journal from 1920 until 1997 by Springer–Verlag under the auspices of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft is the world's largest organization of physicists. The DPG's worldwide membership is cited as 60,000, as of 2011...

. During the early 20th century, it was considered one of the most prestigious journals in physics, with its golden years coinciding with the golden years of quantum mechanics.

In the late 1990s, Springer and EDP Sciences decided to merge Zeitschrift für Physik and Journal de Physique. With the addition of Il Nuovo Cimento from the Societa Italiana di Fisica, the European Physical Journal commenced publication in January 1998. Now EPJ is a merger and continuation of Acta Physica Hungarica, Anales de Fisica, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique, Portugaliae Physica and Zeitschrift für Physik.

Topics covered

The EPJ is published in the following sections:
  • European Physical Journal A
    European Physical Journal A
    The European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei is an academic journal, recognized by the European Physical Society, presenting new and original research results in a variety of formats, including Regular Articles, Reviews, Tools for Experiment and Theory/Scientific Notes and Letters.Topics...

    : Hadrons and Nuclei
  • European Physical Journal B
    European Physical Journal B
    The European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems publishes regular articles and colloquia in 24 issues per year.Topics covered include:*Solid State and Materials*Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems*Computational Methods...

    : Condensed Matter and Complex Systems
  • European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
  • European Physical Journal D
    European Physical Journal D
    The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics is an academic journal recognized by the European Physical Society, presenting new and original research results.-Scope:The main areas covered are:*Atomic Physics...

    : Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
  • European Physical Journal E
    European Physical Journal E
    The European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics is a scientific journal focusing on the physics of soft matter and biophysics. It publishes papers describing advances in the understanding of physical aspects of soft matter and biological systems...

    : Soft Matter and Biological Physics
  • European Physical Journal H
    European Physical Journal H
    The European Physical Journal H: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which focuses on the history of modern physics. It is the newest journal from the European Physical Journal series, having published its first edition in July 2010...

    : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics
  • European Physical Journal ST: Special Topics
  • European Physical Journal AP: Applied Physics
  • European Physical Journal Conferences: Web of Conferences

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