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

  • Call for Applications | Editor-in-Chief - Applications are now open for the position of Editor-in-Chief of EPL, a leading global letters journal owned and published by a consortium of 17 national physical societies in Europe.
    The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) needs to be a recognised authority and leading researcher in a field of physics, and have a broad knowledge and interest in physics and its frontiers.
    The EiC will need to demonstrate strong commitment and leadership to further develop EPL as a top-ranking journal. Experience with the editorial process for a physics journal is also desirable.
    The term of office is three and a half years beginning in May 2024.The EiC receives an annual honorarium.
    The deadline for applications is 31st January 2024.
    Please submit a CV, publication list and covering letter describing your qualifications, motivation and vision for the journal by email to editorial.office@epletters.net
    Download the full job description here.
  • New Editor-in-Chief appointed for EPL - Professor Gonzalo Muga from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, is EPL's new Editor-In-Chief since January 2022. He brings with him four years' experience and knowledge as Deputy Editor at EPL, and a long-established career in publishing highly cited and read research in the field of quantum physics. Prof. Muga’s first Editorial is available at: https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/ac381f
  • Neutron-science pioneer John Enderby dies aged 90 - We are saddened to learn of the passing of Sir John Enderby, who was a member of the EPL Board of Directors from 2008 to 2018. He is best known scientifically for his pioneering work on the development of new techniques using neutrons to study the structure of liquids, and was knighted for his services to science and technology in 2004.
  • Perspectives - a new type of article for EPL - commentaries authored by leading researchers aimed at highlighting the significance, impact, progress and wider implications of their research field.
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