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The European Physical Journal H

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics

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European Physical Journal H is a single-blind peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for discussing the history of physics primarily from the physics and physicists' perspective and is intended to support physicists in their quest to reflect on, understand, and improve their own discipline. It is equally intended to promote fruitful interaction between working physicists and historians of sciences. The journal seeks in particular contributions that

  • Address the history of physics and of physical ideas and concepts, especially those that illuminate or add to our understanding of modern physics.
  • Analyse recent history that chronicles and interprets significant shifts in the field.
  • Examine the historical development of physics in concert with adjacent disciplines such as mathematics, natural sciences, and philosophy of science.
  • Study the historical development of physics in the context of public policy (i.e., funding paradigms, educational structure changes, national research agendas, international cooperative frameworks, etc.)
  • Analyse the development of experimental ideas and designs, and the role of technology development in physics discoveries.
  • Annotate and contextualise translations of relevant foreign-language texts.
  • James D. Wells
Impact factor
1.0 (2022)
5 year impact factor
1.1 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
21 days
56,453 (2023)

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The European Physical Journal is jointly published by EDP Sciences, SocietĂ  Italiana di Fisica and Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
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