Applied Physics Letters

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Applied Physics Letters
Applied Physics Letters cover image.jpg
DisciplineApplied physics
Edited byLesley F. Cohen
Publication details
3.971 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Appl. Phys. Lett.
ISSN0003-6951 (print)
1077-3118 (web)
OCLC no.1580952

Applied Physics Letters is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal that is published by the American Institute of Physics. Its focus is rapid publication and dissemination of new experimental and theoretical papers regarding applications of physics in all disciplines of science, engineering, and modern technology. Additionally, there is an emphasis on fundamental and new developments which lay the groundwork for fields that are rapidly evolving.[1][2]

The journal was established in 1962. The editor-in-chief is Lesley F. Cohen (Imperial College London).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is indexed in the following databases:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 3.971.[3]


  1. ^ Home page. Applied Physics Letters. American Institute of Physics. 2016.
  2. ^ Overview. Applied Physics Letters. American Institute of Physics. 2016.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Physics, Applied". 2021 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2022.

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