- Published on 06 October 2008
Following the completion of the first period (2007-2008) of its OA publishing scheme, and in anticipation of successful negotiations with interested Open Access funding agencies in the future, the "open access" publishing fees for all experimental papers submitted to and accepted for publication by The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields will continue to be waived. The paper categories concerned are both regular articles and scientific notes, on experimental physics. Independently, all Letters continue to be published "open access" by default, without any fees being incurred by the authors.
- Published on 01 September 2008
Prof. Georg Weiglein (University of Durham, UK) has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief for theoretical particle and high-energy physics of The European Physical Journal (EPJ) C. He leads the journal into the hot phase of LHC physics and works together with Prof. Siegfried Bethke (MPI Munich, Germany), Editor-in-Chief for experimental physics. Georg Weiglein succeeds Jochen Bartels (University of Hamburg, Germany), who had been the journal's theory Editor-in-Chief since 1999. Jochen Bartels and Dieter Haidt (DESY, Hamburg) together successfully shaped the profile of EPJC, after the merger of the famous journals Zeitschrift für Physik C and Il Nuovo Cimento A, back in 1998.
- Published on 13 May 2008
Colloquia describe the development of new areas of research or the impact of new and promising experimental, theoretical or computational methods in the fields that are within the spectrum of topics covered by the journal. While not as extensive and complete as reviews in the usual sense, they are intended to suitably introduce new research directions and techniques in their early stages of development, and to a wider audience. There is no explicit constraint regarding the length of such manuscripts, although 20 printed pages would be the most usual length. All invited/submitted manuscripts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as all other contributions submitted to the journal. For accepted colloquium papers, authors will receive a honorarium of EUR 200,-- and colour figures will be free of charge. For more details on this new section in EPJD see the Editorial written by the Editors-in-Chief Claude Fabre and Franco A. Gianturco.
- Published on 02 May 2008
The publishers of The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems are pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Alois Loidl (U of Augsburg) and Prof. Luciano Colombo (U of Cagliari) as new Editors-in-Chief for experimental resp. theoretical condensed matter physics. At this occasion, EPJ B opens a new main section on computational methods which will publish papers on the theoretical development and numerical benchmarking of existing and new tools in scientific computing of relevance for computational solid state and materials physics. In particular, ab initio techniques, atomistic simulations, quantum monte carlo, and multiscale modelling will be in the new focus.
- Published on 01 November 2007
In anticipation of successful negotiations with interested Open Access funding agencies, as of today and until such negotiations have taken place before or by the end of 2008, all experimental papers submitted to and accepted by The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields will be published with full, online open access without any fees being incurred by the authors.
- Published on 04 September 2006
The publishing consortium of The European Physical Journal (EPJ) and the Editors-in-Chief are pleased to announce that The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems has substantially extended its existing publishing activities in the fields of Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics to encompass all aspects of the emerging field of Complex Systems.
- Published on 07 August 2006
EPJ A broadens its scope in heavy ion physics by merging with the Acta Physica Hungarica A - Heavy Ion Physics (APH A) as of January 1st, 2007. APH A, a well respected journal in the field has emerged from the Acta Physics Hungarica, initially covering all areas of physics, in the 1990s.
See also the Letter of the Editor of APH.
- Published on 01 August 2006
EPJ D broadens its scope in plasma physics by merging with the Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (CJoP) as of January 1st, 2007. CJoP is presently published by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and distributed by Springer. Publishing in all areas of physics CJoP is particularly active in the field of plasma physics. To reflect this new emphasis in scope, EPJ D has recently changed its subtitle from "Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics" to "Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics". Acta Physica Hungarica B - Quantum Electronics is also merging.
See also the Letter of the Editors of EPJ D.
- Published on 01 October 2005
EPJ D supports and endorses the European Commission's new Quantum Information Classification Scheme (QICS) which, in the field of quantum information sciences, both extends and complements the well-known PACS scheme. For accepted EPJ D articles relevant to the subject matter, the Editorial Office of EPJ D will kindly invite authors to provide appropriate QICS codes in addition to the usual PACS codes.
See also the Press Release.
- Published on 01 March 2005
Dr Dominique Langevin, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France Associate Editor EPJ E-Soft Matter, has been awarded the L'ORAL-UNESCO Award 2005 Materials Sciences for her fundamental investigations of detergents, emulsions and foams.