20 Years of EPJ

Celebrating 20 Years of The European Physical Journal


Explore and share a collection of selected landmark articles published in the EPJ series.

The European Physical Journal

The European Physical Journal (EPJ) is a series of peer-reviewed journals indexed in all major citation databases, and covering the whole spectrum of pure and applied physics, including related interdisciplinary subjects. 

EPJ carries on the tradition begun by European physics publications in the 20th century and aims to offer to the international scientific community a unified platform for the global dissemination of physics and related sciences.

The editorial boards of the EPJ journals consist of distinguished scholars from around the globe who are committed to the highest standards of scientific quality. The boards administer the peer-review process and are responsible for the editorial policies of the journals.

EPJ is a merger and continuation of Acta Physica Hungarica, Anales de Fisica, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, Fizika A, Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique, Portugaliae Physica and Zeitschrift für Physik.


25 European Physical Societies are represented in EPJ through the Scientific Advisory Committee, a board that advises the publishers and Editors on editorial and policy matters.

In its drive toward disseminating research in the physical sciences as widely as possible, EPJ gives authors the opportunity to publish in Open Access in both traditional 'hybrid' journals and in a new suite of fully Open Access journals.

The publishers of EPJ are EDP Sciences (the publishing branch of the Société Française de Physique), the Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer.


Read some of the landmark articles published in the EPJ series

Here is a selection of some of the most important and highly-cited papers published in EPJ journals over the past 20 years. Feel free to read and share with your colleagues.

Free access available to the below articles till 31 Jan 2019. Open access articles are available for free access permanently.

The European Physical Journal A - Hadrons and Nuclei

The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems

The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

The European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter and Biological Physics

The European Physical Journal H - Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics

The European Physical Journal Special Topics

The European Physical Journal Plus

The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields (Open Access)

EPJ Data Science (Open Access)

EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation (Open Access)

EPJ Quantum Technology (Open Access)

Open Call for Papers

List of open call for papers for all EPJ journals

20 Years of EPJ!

Since 1998, our articles have been accessed widely, and have raised the impact of research in new emerging fields.

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