This journal led by the Division of Plasma Physics, Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies publishes internationally, with tutorial reviews in modern plasma sciences. The topics are covered from purely fundamental to applied sciences of plasma. The editorial board consists of international experts and is composed of seven divisions: Fundamental plasma physics, Basic plasma physics, Applied plasma physics, Laser plasma physics, Space/Geomagnetic plasma physics, Solar and astrophysical plasma physics, and Magnetic fusion plasma physics. In addition to the invited reviews by leading experts, invited, seminal reviews by S. Chandrasekhar Prize and Plasma Innovation Prize laureates are also published.

The journal’s articles with their high quality and readability also serve as authoritative materials for young scientists less familiar with the fields.

  • Provides outstanding review articles on current research trends and works, and key findings by leading scientists
  • Publishes seminal review articles by S. Chandrasekhar Prize laureates, which provide examples of lasting important works
  • Provides full coverage of topics in plasma physics and its applications

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  • Mitsuru Kikuchi
Chief Editor
  • Taik Soo Hahm,
  • Rod W. Boswell,
  • Yi-Kang Pu,
  • Kunioki Mima,
  • Yu Lin,
  • Kazunari Shibata,
  • Jiaqi Dong
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75 days
Submission to first decision
173 days
Submission to acceptance
11,133 (2019)

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This journal has 11 open access articles

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  • Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics now welcomes a new article type: ‘Special Topics’

    We are pleased to announce that Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics is now accepting submissions for a new article type called ‘Special Topics’.  A Special Topics article is a brief review article that focuses on a specific topic. Its purpose is to highlight emerging research subjects, recent advances in a specific area and/or new research techniques. It can also focus on the authors’ own work or experimental instruments. As such, we especially encourage early career physicists to submit Special Topics articles. We believe this extended scope will add value to Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Meet the Editors

    The Chairman of the Journal will coordinate this journal's activities. 

    As this journal covers all field of plasma physics categorized into seven branches (fundamental, basic, applied, laser, space, solar/astro, magnetic fusion), one chief editor and associate editors are responsible for the publication of papers in each branch.

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