Physical Review E

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Physical Review E
DisciplineMany-body phenomena
Edited byUwe C. Täuber
Publication details
Former name(s)
Physical Review, Physical Review A: General Physics
History1993 to present
American Physical Society (United States)
Partial (see text)
2.4 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Phys. Rev. E
ISSN2470-0045 (print)
2470-0053 (web)
OCLC no.45808357

Physical Review E is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal, published monthly by the American Physical Society. The main field of interest is collective phenomena of many-body systems. It is currently edited by Uwe C. Täuber.[1] While original research content requires subscription, editorials, news, and other non-research content is openly accessible.


Although the focus of this journal is many-body phenomena, the broad scope of the journal includes quantum chaos, soft matter physics, classical chaos, biological physics and granular materials.

Also emphasized are statistical physics, equilibrium and transport properties of fluids, liquid crystals, complex fluids, polymers, chaos, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, classical physics, and computational physics.[1][2]

Former names[edit]

This journal began as "Physical Review" in 1893. In 1913 the American Physical Society took over Physical Review. In 1970 Physical Review was subdivided into Physical Review A, B, C, and D. From 1990 until 1993 a process was underway which split the journal then entitled Physical Review A: General Physics into two journals. Hence, from 1993 until 2000, one of the split off journals became Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics. In 2001 the journal was changed, in name, to its present title. As an aside, in January 2007, the section which published works on classical optics was transferred from Physical Review E to Physical Review A. This action unified the classical and quantum parts of optics into a single journal.[3]

Rapid Communications[edit]

Physical Review E Rapid Communications was announced on June 7, 2010. This section (or feature) gives priority to results which are deemed significant, and merits a prominent display on the Physical Review E website. The specific article is displayed for several weeks, and is part of a rotation with other articles, also deemed significant.[4]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Physical Review E is indexed in the following bibliographic databases:[1][2][5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c About Physical Review E. APS. July 2010
  2. ^ a b Pubmed Journals section. NCBI, NLM, NIH. Department of Health & Human Services. July 2010.
  3. ^ Drake, Gordon W. F. (July 1, 2010). "Editorial: 40th Anniversary of Physical Review A". Physical Review Journals. American Physical Society. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  4. ^ Physical Review E (June 7, 2010). "Highlighting PRE Rapid Communications". American Physical Society. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  5. ^ Master Journal List. Thomson Reuters. 2011.
  6. ^ CAS Source Index (CASSI). American Chemical Society. January 2011.

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