Journal Information

Nature Reviews Physics is a new online-only reviews journal, publishing monthly from January 2019. 

Aims & scope

We are interested in the best research from across the fields of physics, with our broad scope ensuring that the work published reaches the widest possible audience. Read more about the article types and the publication process at Nature Reviews Physics here.

Nature Reviews Physics is part of the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals. To learn more about Nature Reviews, check out this animation and the Nature Reviews page. You can also find a summary of the editorial input and checks here.

Publishing model 

Articles published in Nature Reviews can only be published using the subscription publication route; we do not offer an immediate gold open access (OA) publication option.  

Nature Reviews only publishes non-primary articles  (such as Reviews, News & Views and Comment articles). In contrast to primary articles (that is, research articles), non-primary articles do not include original (previously unpublished) research findings and may only contain minimal re-analyses of published data.

Six months after the date of online publication, authors of articles published in the Nature Reviews journals can self-archive the accepted manuscript on their own personal website and/or in their funder or institutional repositories. By agreeing to write for a Nature Reviews journal, authors agree to accept our standard licensing terms including our self-archiving policies. Those standard licensing terms supersede any other terms that the author or any third party may assert apply to any version of the manuscript.

Online publication

Nature Reviews Physics is an exclusively online publication. This enables us to publish review-type articles as soon as they are ready, which benefits authors with an earlier publication date and gives our readers access to accepted papers several weeks before they would appear in a specific issue. Note that papers published online are definitive and may be altered only through the publication of a Corrigendum or Erratum. Therefore, authors should make every effort to ensure that the page proofs are correct.

Content types

We publish a range of content types: Reviews, Perspectives, Roadmaps, Technical Reviews, Expert Recommendations, Comments, Editorials, Research Highlights, Features and News & Views that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues.

Editors and contact information

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Reviews Physics has no external, academic editors. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of full-time professional editors. For information on their research backgrounds and scientific interests, see About the Editors.

General editorial enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, at natrevphys@nature.com.

Enquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant, at natrevphys@nature.com.

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Abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Rev. Phys.

EISSN

The electronic international standard serial numbers (EISSN) for Nature Reviews Physics is 2522-5820.

Disclaimer

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