Aims and scope

ATOMIC PHYSICS
Atomic Structures and Properties
QED, Relativistic and Many-Body Calculations
Atoms in External Fields
Exotic Atoms
Low and Highly Charged Ions
Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Experimental Tests of Fundamental Symmetries

MOLECULAR PHYSICS AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Molecular Structure and Properties
Molecular Optical Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance (NMR, EPR) Molecular Spectroscopy
Synchrotron and X-Rays Studies of Molecular Structure
Molecules in External Fields
Decay Processes
Biological Molecules

ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR COLLISIONS
Collisions of Atoms, Ions and Molecules
Molecular Interaction and Reactivity
Electron/Positron Scattering with Atoms and Molecules
Collision Processes Involving Biomacromolecules
Dynamics of Macromolecules
Biomolecular Mechanics

CLUSTERS AND NANOSTRUCTURES
Structure and Properties of Clusters
Reactivity of Clusters
Clusters and Nanostructures on Surfaces
Fullerenes and Carbon Clusters
Helium Droplets
Nanoparticles, Nanohybrid Systems
Metamaterials

PLASMA PHYSICS
Basic plasma phenomena
Waves, Instabilities and Nonlinear Plasma Dynamics
Magnetic and Inertial Plasma Confinement
Plasma Applications: Surface Fabrication and Treatment,
Biological, Environmental, Aerospace and Emerging Applications
Plasma Diagnostics
Plasma Physics in Ultra-high Fields
Warm and Dense Matter

COLD MATTER AND QUANTUM GASES
Laser Cooling
Atom and Ion Traps
Atom and Molecule Optics and Interferometry
Bose-Einstein Condensation
Fermi Gas
Quantum Fluids
Cold Molecules
Interactions and Reactions in Cold Traps
Ultracold Plasmas

NONLINEAR DYNAMICS
Theory and Models - Dynamical Instabilities
Classical and Quantum Chaos in Atoms, Molecules and Optics
Pattern Formation and Spatial Solitons

OPTICAL PHENOMENA AND PHOTONICS
Light-Matter Interaction
Physics of Lasers
Nonlinear Optical Phenomena
Propagation - Solitons
Nanophotonics, Plasmonics

QUANTUM OPTICS
Quantum Properties of Light
Quantum Correlation and Entanglement
Cavity QED
Quantum Measurements

QUANTUM INFORMATION
Quantum Information Processing and Computing
Quantum Communications and Cryptography
Quantum Memories
Quantum Simulation

ULTRAINTENSE AND ULTRASHORT LASER FIELDS
Attosecond Pulses
Multiphoton Ionisation
Harmonics and X-Ray Generation
Femtochemistry
Plasma and Clusters in Ultraintense Laser Fields
Particles Acceleration
Filamentation

Article Categories
Regular Articles
Colloquia
Topical Reviews

Colloquia describe the development of new areas of research or the impact of new and promising experimental or theoretical methods in the fields that are within the spectrum of topics covered by EPJD. While not as extensive and complete as reviews in the usual sense, they are intended to suitably introduce new research directions and techniques in their early stages of development, and to a wider audience. There is no explicit constraint regarding the length of such manuscripts, although 20 printed pages would be the most usual length. All invited/submitted manuscripts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as all other contributions submitted to the journal. For invited colloquium papers, authors will receive a honorarium of EUR 400,-- upon publication and colour figures will be free of charge. Colloquium papers are generally solicited by the journal editors. Authors wishing to submit a colloquium paper are advised to contact the colloquia and review editors.

Topical Reviews provide a comprehensive and extensive summary of recent research results in a field that is within the spectrum of topics covered by EPJ D and are of current interest to a broader audience. A topical review should aim to summarize the pertinent experimental, theoretical, and computational results obtained by the key research groups working in the field in the past 10 years. Historical reviews of an entire sub-field of physics are discouraged. There is no explicit constraint regarding the length of such manuscripts, although 35 printed pages would be the most usual length. All invited/submitted manuscripts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as all other contributions submitted to the journal. For invited topical review papers, authors will receive a honorarium of EUR 400,-- upon publication and color figures will be free of charge. Topical review papers are generally solicited by the journal editors. Authors wishing to submit a topical review paper are advised to contact the colloquia and review editors.