Applied Physics A publishes experimental and theoretical investigations in applied physics and materials science as regular articles, rapid communications and invited papers. Our diverse Editorial Board reflects the interdisciplinary approach of the journal and ensures the highest quality of peer review.

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Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

This prize has been established by the Editors of Applied Physics A & B and Springer. Recipients have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the field of applied physics. The prize money of US$5000 is intended as an incentive for further research and development. See the previous winner of Julius Springer Prize.

  • Since its launch in 1973, Applied Physics A has become one of the most recognized journals in the field
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  • Vassilia Zorba,
  • Norbert Koch
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Impact factor: 1.784 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 1.656 (2018)
Submission to first decision: 52 days
Acceptance to publication: 8 days
Downloads: 549,681 (2018)


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