Aims & Scope

The scope of npj Quantum Information spans across all relevant disciplines, fields, approaches and levels and so considers outstanding work ranging from fundamental research to applications and technologies. Fields covered include, but are not limited to, quantum computing and quantum communication, including solid state and optical devices, superconducting circuits, atomic and ion trap systems, topological quantum computing, atomic defects in solids, hybrid quantum circuits, cavity quantum electrodynamics, superconducting resonators, optical cavities, mechanical systems, single photon sources and detectors, engineering approaches for scale-up, quantum metrology, quantum sensing, quantum control, quantum networks, quantum error correction, architectures and quantum algorithms.

The journal hopes to develop and encourage the global exchange of ideas between physicists, computer scientists, material scientists, engineers, mathematicians and other researchers who are active at the frontiers of this diverse field.

The journal will publish a variety of article types including Articles, Review Articles, Editorials, Brief Communications, Correspondence and Meeting Reports. The journal will also publish an Editorial Summary to accompany each Article, which will summarise the key issues being addressed within the full article.

Article and journal metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2016 journal metrics for npj Quantum Information are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor 5-year Impact Factor Immediacy index Eigenfactor® score Article Influence Score 2-year Median
9.111 9.111 1.560



2016 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

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npj Quantum Information is included in leading abstracting and indexing services, including: the DOAJ; Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®); Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; and Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences.