A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics
Editor-in-chief: Professor Michael Schreiber
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
EPL is pleased to announce a change in its Open Access policy. The Editor-in-Chief, with advice from the Editorial Board, will in future have the latitude to reward outstanding letters by granting open access free of charge. Authors will be notified once their article has been accepted.
EPL will, however, continue to offer the option of publishing articles freely accessible by all, if a single-article fee of €1,200 ($1,579) is paid prior to publication.
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.