EPJ - Special Topics is devoted to the rapid and timely publication of complete topical issues in all fields pertaining to the pure and applied physical sciences. This explicitly includes related fields such as Complex Systems, Physical Biology and Chemistry as well as Materials Sciences.
Individual articles cannot be accepted with the exception of long working reports or other review-type articles of exceptional length filling a complete issue.
Topical issues may consist of a selection of refereed articles from a focused workshop or topical conference, a collection of review-like articles on a specific subject matter or extensive progress reports unsuitable for publication in EPJ A-E. Proceedings in the traditional sense will only be considered in very exceptional cases for meetings of outstanding quality and reputation.
Discussion and Debate Issues
The journal offers a new feature in form of Discussion and Debate Issues. The aim of such topical issues is the balanced critical presentation of specific unsolved problems, controversial topics, rival theories, alternative methodologies, and negative results of interest at the cutting edge of scientific and technological development.