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A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics

Editor-in-chief: Professor Giorgio Benedek

2012 Impact factor: 2.260; 2012 - 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.155

ISSN (Print Edition): 0295-5075
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1286-4854
Frequency: semi-monthly

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.

Latest news

  • 2013 Nobel Physics: while EPL has not published any articles by the 2013 Nobel physics laureates, François Englert and Peter Higgs, we wish to offer them both our congratulations on their achievement. A compilation containing EPL published articles related to the 2013 Nobel Physics topic can be found here.
  • NEW - Congratulations also to all those young researchers who received an EPL award during 2013. View the complete list here.
  • Events Calendar updated: see the Events Calendar for a preliminary listing of conferences or workshops that EPL staff may be attending during 2014. EPL sponsorship will be available at many of these; for example at the International Thin Film Transistor Conference in Delft, Quantum Information Processing in Barcelona, and at GrapheneSP in Lanzarote.
  • Updated Soft Matter compilation and Biophysics & Medical Physics compilaton are now available.

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 2014

EPL continues to provide authors with an option of publishing articles freely accessible by all, if a single-article fee of €1,300 ($1,733) is paid prior to publication. The Open Access option is offered on submission of an article to the Editorial Office from 1 January 2014.

The Editor-in-Chief continues, with advice from the Editorial Board, to have 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.