About the Journal

Nature Physics publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics, pure and applied. The journal's content reflects core physics disciplines, but is also open to a broad range of topics whose central theme falls within the bounds of physics. Theoretical physics, particularly where it is pertinent to experiment, also features. 

Like all Nature journals, Nature Physics is run by a dedicated team of professional editors, and provides fair and rigorous peer-review, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence.

Aims & scope

We are interested in the best research from across the field of physics, with our broad scope ensuring that work published reaches the widest possible audience. This page gives more detail about the aims and scope of the journal.

Content types

We publish a range of content types including original research articles, News & Views, Reviews, Comments and Features that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues. 

About the editors

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Physics has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds. 

Journal credits

Information on other journal staff.

Journal metrics

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General editorial inquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, at naturephysics@nature.com.

Inquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant, at naturephysics@nature.com.

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Journal abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Phys.


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Nature Physics is 1745-2473, and the electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 1745-2481.