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 six divisions: Fundamental plasma physics, Basic plasma physics, Applied plasma physics, Laser plasma physics, Space plasma physics, and Solar and astrophysical plasma physics. In addition to the invited reviews by leading experts, invited, seminal reviews by S. Chandrasekhar 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
  • Mitsuru Kikuchi
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  • Taik Soo Hahm,
  • Rod W. Boswell,
  • Yi-Kang Pu,
  • Kunioki Mima,
  • Yu Lin,
  • Kazunari Shibata
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    • Masayoshi Y. Tanaka
    Content type: Review Paper

Journal updates

  • Topical Collection: Recent Progress in Physics of Plasma-Based Space Propulsion

    Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics will publish a topical collection on Physics of Plasma-Based Space Propulsion. This Topical Collection will outline recent progress in understanding, characterization, optimization, and modelling of plasma behaviour in space propulsion systems of various types.

    The guest editors are Prof. Igor Levchenko and Prof. Kateryna Bazaka.

  • Meet the Editors

    The Chairman of the Journal assisted by Honorary Editor will coordinate this journal's activities. 

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

  • Review articles by S. Chandrasekhar Prize Laureates

    The S. Chandrasekhar Laureates are sincerely invited to publish their review articles by the editorial board of Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics. They will describe their special works significantly contributed to the field as well as overviews the background and development of the research fields in the review articles. 

    The S. Chandrasekhar Prize recognizes scientists who have made seminal, pioneering contributions in the field of plasma physics, and has been awarded annually since 2014 by the Division of Plasma Physics under the Association of Asia Pacific Physics Societies.

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