Physics Today

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Physics Today

description scientific journal
Area of ​​Expertise physics
language English
publishing company American Institute of Physics ( USA )
First edition 1948
Frequency of publication per month
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CODEN 1605044

Physics Today (Phys. Today) is an English-language scientific journal on physics . It is since 1948 as a member magazine of the US professional organization American Institute of Physics published and delivered its 12 member companies to the current 130,000 members, including the American Physical Society . Many well-known physicists have written for the journal over the past 60 years, including Albert Einstein , Niels Bohr, and Richard Feynman .

Although the content of the journal is scientifically accurate and up-to-date, it is not a specialist journal in the sense that it would be a common medium for the publication of new research results. Rather, its content consists of a mix of review articles by subject matter experts on important scientific developments, brief summary articles by members of the editorial team and current news that affect the scientific community, such as science policy .

The journal is thus also a historical source on contemporary events that are related to physics, such as the US Star Wars program of the 1980s or the state of physical science during the 1950s and 70s in China and the Soviet Union.

Its website Physics Today Online expands the range of topics of the journal with internet links to relevant articles and news, a meta-search engine for scientific publications, job advertisements and an event calendar.

The impact factor for 2012 was 6.762 (previous year: 5.648). In the Science Citation Index , Physics Today ranked 6th out of 83 journals in the category of multidisciplinary physics with this impact factor .

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