A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics
Editor-in-chief: Professor Giorgio Benedek
2011 Impact factor: 2.171; 2011 - 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.120
ISSN (Print Edition): 0295-5075
A truly international journal
Owned by a partnership of 17 European physical societies, EPL is published under the scientific responsibility of the European Physical Society by EDP Sciences, IOP Publishing and Società Italiana di Fisica. We have brought together our expertise to create a high-quality journal for the international scientific community.
Exploring the frontiers of physics
Our vision is for EPL to become a leading home for global physics letters, to offer rapid publication of ground-breaking physics results from the international community, and to provide the broadest coverage of physics research, including those letters with application potential.
SPECIAL NOTE: Open Access publishing by EPL
Open access copyright and user licencing policy
From 1 April 2013 all EPL articles published under the Gold Open Access scheme are to be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, or CC-BY, Licence. This allows users to re-use the content in any way they like, provided it is accurately attributed. Copyright remains with the agreed copyright owner.
This licence also makes EPL fully compliant with the RCUK's policy on open access.
Further details can be found on the IOP Publishing open access policy on the IOPscience web page.
Pricing for 2013
EPL continues to provide authors with an option of publishing articles freely accessible by all, if a single-article fee of €1,200 ($1,579) is paid prior to publication. The Open Access option is offered on submission of an article to the Editorial Office.
EPL is also pleased to announce a continuation of the policy whereby the Editor-in-Chief, with advice from the Editorial Board, has the latitude to reward outstanding letters by granting Open Access free of charge. Authors of these articles will be notified once their article has been accepted.
All submitted articles will still be subject to rigorous peer review to maintain the high standard of articles published in EPL. Authors will benefit from expert advice by the members of the Editorial Board and enjoy rapid publication in addition to open access, where applicable. Exceptional articles may be fast-tracked through production to online publication within 11 days.