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Scientific journals in physics and mathematics

To publish papers in journals on physics and mathematics is necessary for every scientist. Professors need to publish papers in order to keep academic status. Publishing articles is a way to share knowledge with scientific community. Publication in high impact journals is more valuable for every scientist. However, it takes more time and effort. Low impact journals are more accessible for publication.

PhD students also need to publish papers in scientific journals. It has very significant impact on the future academic career. This is why it is always a good idea for every PhD student looking for call for papers. Some countries even provide instructions about certain amount of papers a PhD candidate need to publish in order to obtain a degree.

To publish a paper for students in also possible, but typically academic journals accept only high-level student research. However, don’t hope that high-ranking journals would do it. Anyway call for a paper is announced regularly by journals.

What areas are covered by scientific journals in physics and mathematics

Physics and mathematics journals cover all existing areas of physics and mathematics, among which there are both highly specialized publications devoted to certain topics (for instance, solid state shysics and plasma physics), and more general scientific publications.

The following physical and mathematical areas of science can be distinguished:

Mathematical fields:

  • Differential equations.
  • Probability theory and mathematical statistics.
  • Mathematical logic.
  • Computational Mathematics.
  • Theoretical mechanics, etc.

Physical fields:

  • Physical electronics.
  • Plasma physics.
  • Physics of semiconductors.
  • Instrumentation technology.
  • Crystallography.
  • Radiophysics, etc.

The emergence of scientific periodicals: the first journal on physical and mathematical sciences

The first scientific journals were the Journal des savants and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, published in Paris and London since 1665. The publications were of a general scientific nature and covered the achievements of philosophy and natural sciences, including physics. Specialized physics journals appeared only at the end of the 19th century with the appearance of the physics departments of the academies of sciences.

In Russia, the first edition to publish the works of physicists was the Comments of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. A specialized journal was published only in 1872 with the assistance of the Russian Physical Society. One of the first popular scientific physics publications was the Bulletin of Experimental Physics and Elementary Mathematics, published from 1884 to 1886.

Current trends in scientific journals in physics and mathematics

The most sharping topics affecting in physics and mathematics scientific journals are the issues of using the mathematics in variety of approaches of other fields of science and the creation of models of curved spaces.

Among the most popular areas of physics and mathematics:

  • solid state physics;
  • wholesale and quantum electronics;
  • plasma physics;
  • physics of elementary particles;

Russian scientific journals in physics and mathematics

Advances in physical sciences

It is one of the most respected scientific journals in Russia, founded in 1918. The head of the editorial board is Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.A. Rubakov. The journal publishes the results of the latest advances in physics, announcements of events, conferences and symposia, articles on the history of physics, guidelines, essays on instruments and research methods.

Journal of Technical Physics

It was founded by A.F. Ioffe in 1931 and is one of the first academic journals in Russia devoted to the problems of physics. Several highly specialized publications were formed on the basis of the journal, including Solid State Physics, Plasma Physics, Quantum Electronics and others. These topics are reflected in the main edition, along with studies of surface physics, the study of material properties, and reviews of methodology and instrumentation. The journal is published monthly and recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission and indexed in international databases.

Applied Physics

Founded in 1994, it is also included in the recommended list of the Higher Attestation Commission and is indexed in the RSCI database. On the pages of the journal you can find articles on all aspects of applied physical science, including conductor physics, plasma physics, laser physics, instrumentation, methods of experimental physics, metrology and methodology.

Journal of the Siberian Federal University, Series Mathematics and Physics

The journal was created in 2007. The publication is intended for students, graduate students and doctoral students, as well as instructors of physics and mathematics in higher educational institutions. The journal is devoted to the issues of mathematical analysis, algebra and number theory, discrete and computational mathematics, as well as physics of low temperatures, magnetic phenomena, instrumentation, methodology of experimental physicists. The publication is indexed by the Web of science database.

International scientific journals in physics and mathematics

Journal of Mathematical Physics is a monthly journal created in 1960 and published on behalf of the American Institute of Physics. The main topics of the articles are mathematical physics. Theoretical mechanics, hydrodynamics, elasticity theory and physical problems at the mathematical level are also considered on the pages of the publication. The journal is published in both print and electronic formats. The impact factor of the publication as of 2011 is 1.291.

Acta Mathematica is a peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to research in all areas of mathematics. The journal was founded by Gesta Mittag-Leffler in 1882 and is published by Institut Mittag-Leffler, a research institute for mathematics belonging to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The journal was published and distributed by Springer from 2006 to 2016. Since 2017, Acta Mathematica has been published in electronic and print form in the International Press. Its electronic version is in the public domain without a publication fee.

The Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical is a peer-reviewed scientific publication that is part of the Journal of Physics series and covers theoretical physics with an emphasis on complex mathematical and computational methods. It was founded in 1968. The journal is divided into six sections: statistical physics; chaotic and complex systems; mathematical physics; quantum mechanics and quantum information theory; classical and quantum field theory; theory of liquid and plasma. The editor-in-chief of the publication is Martin R. Evans from the University of Edinburgh.