Contemporary Physics

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Contemporary Physics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing introductory articles on important recent developments in physics. Editorial screening and peer review is accomplished by members of the editorial board.

Volume Number: 51. Published By: Taylor & Francis

Overview[edit]

Contemporary Physics is published at six issues per year by Taylor & Francis. The subjects covered by this journal are: astrophysics, atomic and nuclear physics, chemical physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, environmental physics, experimental physics, general physics, particle & high energy physics, plasma physics, space science, and theoretical physics.[1] The first issue of this journal appeared in 1959.

The top ten downloaded articles in 2008 were:

  • Power laws, Pareto distributions and Zipf's law. Volume 46 (5), 2005. Newman, MEJ
  • Introduction to protein folding for physicists. Volume 48 (2), 2007 Echenique, Pablo
  • Quantum communication through spin chain dynamics: an introductory overview. Volume 48 (1), 2007 Bose, Sougato
  • Molecular magnets. Volume 48 (5), 2007 Blundell, Stephen J.
  • Coherent thermal radiation. Volume 48 (4), 2007 Greffet, Jean-Jacques; Henkel, Carsten
  • Lights, action: optical tweezers. Volume 43 (4), 2002 Molloy, Justin E.; Padgett, Miles J.
  • Higgs bosons, electroweak symmetry breaking, and the physics of the Large Hadron Collider. Volume 48 (1), 2007 Quigg, Chris
  • Detecting quantum light. Volume 48 (3), 2007 Silberhorn, Christine
  • Negative refraction. Volume 45 (3), 2004 Pendry, JB
  • An introduction to quantum information processing: applications and realizations. Volume 46 (6), 2005 Kok, Pieter et al.[2]

Aims[edit]

The journal intends to be of particular use to undergraduates, teachers, and lecturers and those starting postgraduate studies.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports the journal had a 2008 5-year impact factor of 3.736.[3] Contemporary Physics is abstracted and indexed in Inspec, EBSCO Publishing, Current Contents, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, SciSearch, and SciBase.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of subjects" (Web site). Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Readership" (Web site). Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Journal Details" (Web site). Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Abstracting & Indexing" (Web site). Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 

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