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Applied Physics A

Materials Science & Processing

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Applied Physics A is a peer-reviewed journal publishing experimental and theoretical research in applied physics and materials science. Since the launch in 1973, Applied Physics A has  become one of the most recognized journals in the field. In 2023 we celebrated the journal’s 50th Anniversary!

  • Covers a wide range of topics from nanostructures to biomaterials, especially novel materials and innovative, non-conventional techniques.
  • Diverse Editorial Board reflects the interdisciplinary approach of the journal and ensures the highest quality of peer review.
  • Before submission, please review this important announcement regarding Authorship and Author Contributions in Applied Physics A.
  • The journal welcomes proposals for Topical Collections. Visit this web page to learn more.
  • Offers open access publishing at no cost to corresponding authors from participating institutions through Springer Nature Transformative agreements.
  • Thomas Lippert
Journal Impact Factor
2.5 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
2.6 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
18 days
1,089,282 (2023)

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  1. ANVUR
  2. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  3. Baidu
  5. CNKI
  7. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  8. Chimica
  9. Current Contents/Electronics & Telecommunications Collection
  10. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  11. Dimensions
  12. EBSCO
  13. EI Compendex
  14. FIZ Karlsruhe
  15. Google Scholar
  16. INIS Atomindex
  17. INSPEC
  19. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  20. Naver
  21. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  22. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  23. Portico
  24. ProQuest
  25. SCImago
  26. SCOPUS
  27. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  28. TD Net Discovery Service
  29. UGC-CARE List (India)
  30. Wanfang
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