European Physical Journal
|European Physical Journal|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Eur. Phys. J.|
The European Physical Journal (or EPJ) is a joint publication of EDP Sciences, Springer Science+Business Media, and the Società Italiana di Fisica. It arose in 1998 as a merger and continuation of Acta Physica Hungarica, Anales de Física, 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.
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 Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) chairman Arnold Sommerfeld formed a committee consisting of Albert Einstein, Eugen Goldstein, Fritz Haber, E. Jahnke, Karl Scheel, and Wilhelm Westphal, which recommended that a new journal, the Zeitschrift für Physik, should be established for rapid publication of original research articles by established scientists without peer review; it began publication the following year. In 1975 Zeitschrift für Physik was merged with Physics of Condensed Matter (ISSN 0340-2347). Zeitschrift für Physik was published as a 4-part journal from 1920-997 by Springer–Verlag under the auspices of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. 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.
The EPJ is published in the following sections:
- European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei
- European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems
- European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
- European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
- European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics
- European Physical Journal H: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics
- European Physical Journal ST: Special Topics
- European Physical Journal AP: Applied Physics
- European Physical Journal PLUS
- European Physical Journal Conferences: Web of Conferences
- European Physical Journal Data Science: Data Science
- Zeitschrift für Physik: A Historical Reminiscence at the EPJ website.
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