Physical Review Journals

Publishing the most influential developments in fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research
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The Physical Review journals, encompassing both hybrid and open-access journals, features 17 leading peer-reviewed publications including Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, and Reviews of Modern Physics.

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Open Access

We're committed to helping researchers share their work while maintaining the highest standards in peer-reviewed research.

Open-access journals

Our growing portfolio includes seven fully open-access journals.

Physical Review X

Publishing exceptional research from all areas of pure, applied, and interdisciplinary physics.

PRX Quantum

Highly selective, featuring quantum information science and technology research with an emphasis on outstanding and lasting impact.

PRX Energy

Highly selective, featuring energy science and technology research with an emphasis on outstanding and lasting impact.

PRX Life

High-impact, publishing outstanding research from a broad range of disciplines at all scales of biological organization.

Physical Review Research

Publishing multidisciplinary research, covering all topics of interest to the physics community.

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams

Covering the full range of accelerator science and technology, and funded by contributions from national and international laboratories and other partners.

Physical Review Physics Education Research

Covering the full range of experimental and theoretical research on the teaching and learning of physics.

Hybrid journals

We offer nine journals, including Physical Review Letters, that provide options for both subscription-based and open-access publishing.

Physical Review Letters

The premier physics research journal, providing rapid publication of short reports of fundamental research across all fields.

Physical Review A

A dependable resource of developments in the rapidly evolving area of atomic, molecular, optical physics, and quantum information.

Physical Review B

The largest and most comprehensive international journal specializing in condensed matter and materials physics phenomena.

Physical Review C

Publishing leading research in all areas of experimental and theoretical nuclear physics.

Physical Review D

Publishing leading research in elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation, and cosmology.

Physical Review E

Broad and interdisciplinary, focusing on many-body systems, with central themes of statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics.

Physical Review Applied

The highest quality research across all of experimental and theoretical physics, including interactions with other sciences, engineering, and industry.

Physical Review Fluids

Publishing innovative research that will significantly advance the fundamental understanding of fluids.

Physical Review Materials

Broad in scope, covering the multidisciplinary community engaged in research on materials.

Subscription journals

Reviews of Modern Physics

In-depth review articles and shorter colloquia placing fundamental physics literature within the context of current trends and applications.

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