Journal Information

Communications Physics is an open access journal from Nature Portfolio publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of physics. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances bringing new insight to a specialized area of research. Communications Physics complements the other Nature Portfolio journals by providing a new open access option for physicists while applying less stringent criteria for impact and significance than the Nature-branded journals, including Nature Communications.

Communications Physics has a 2-year impact factor: 5.4 (2023), article downloads of 1,376,405 (2023) and 9 days from submission to the first editorial decision.

Communications Physics publishes primary research Articles (both full and shorter papers), Reviews, Comments, and Matters Arising. A guide to our content types can be found here.

All Nature Portfolio journals, including Communications Physics, apply the same criteria for technical validity and adherence to ethical standards. More information about editorial policies at Nature Portfolio can be found here.

Visit the pages in this section for specific information about our aims and scope, journal metrics, the Communications Physics editors and editorial board and the benefits of open access publishing.

Why publish in Communications Physics?

  • Publishing significant advances across all areas of physics.
  • Committed to rapid dissemination of primary research, reviews, and comments.
  • Bringing high visibility through open access and a global reach.

Abstracting and indexing

Communications Physics is currently indexed in:

Learn more about the launch of Communications Physics, with a brief introduction from the publisher and editors in the video below.