Introducing Letters from the Journal of Physics

The Journal of Physics series is now welcoming the submission of Letters in all of its journals: A, B, CM, D and G.
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The series is pleased to bring the Letters article type to our journals. They are widely recognised as the ideal way to present important new advances in a particular topic, and with rapid, high-quality peer review they represent the cutting edge of research today. Publishing a Letter in a JPhys journal ensures your breakthrough gets seen by the right people.

Why publish a Letter in JPhys?
Publishing a Letter with the Journal of Physics series has many benefits.

  • Peer review: rapid, high-quality peer review performed in conjunction with our Editorial Boards.
  • Publication: Letters receive priority production and publication, with all the benefits of our IOPscience platform.
  • Quality: Letters are immediately recognised as detailing important advances in the field.
  • Promotion: all Letters are eligible for additional marketing from the journal, such as in email or social media.
  • Citations: Letters are cited significantly more frequently than papers.
  • Identifiable: an ‘LT’ identifier in the citation means any reader will recognise your work from its reference as an important Letter.
  • Bonus: get involved with a JPhys+ interview, LabTalk article, or Video Abstract (JPhysB) to bring your research to a broader audience.

Don’t forget that all JPhys articles already get our market leading production, typesetting and online publication, unbiased and independent high-quality refereeing, high visibility across thousands of institutions around the world, and of course a dedicated team behind the scenes to ensure you receive the best service possible. It’s all in the name of science too, as IOP Publishing supports the Institute of Physics, which works to advance physics education, research and application around the world.

Letters must meet one of the following publication criteria:

  • report significant new results or an important new discovery;
  • make important advances on or provide a solution to a critical issue;
  • report findings of major interest to a specific community or
  • demonstrate a new idea, experimental technique, theory or model which will have a potentially significant impact.

Submissions should be no longer than 4500 words in length (6500 for JPhysA), and authors are required to supply a brief covering letter justifying why the article meets our strict criteria for consideration as a Letter.

Note that figures should be counted as 300 words, and additional data and figures can be published free of charge as supplementary information.

How to submit
Please submit online from the journal homepages, or use the following links:

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical | Scope | Submit

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics  | Scope | Submit

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter  | Scope | Submit

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics | Scope | Submit

Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics  | Scope | Submit

If you have any questions or feedback please get in touch with us using the contact form above.

“I am delighted that Letters will appear in JPhysA again. Some ground breaking Letters have been published in JPhysA in the past and I look forward to that tradition continuing.”

Murray Batchelor, JPhysA Topical Reviews Editor

“Physicists, especially young ones at the start of their career, enjoy access to short, pioneering highlights.  Reinstating the letters section in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter is great for the condensed matter community and the journal.”

Jason Gardner, JPCM Editor-in-Chief

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Please note that with the launch of Letters, JPhys A, B, CM and D will no longer publish Fast Track Communications. JPhysG will no longer publish ‘Research Notes’.

Categories: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

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