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The European Physical Journal C

The European Physical Journal C

Particles and Fields

Editors-in-Chief: I. Antoniadis; L. Baudis; J. Engelen; D. Zeppenfeld

ISSN: 1434-6052 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10052


The European Physical Journal has been founded by the French Physical Society and Springer, later joined by the Italian Physical Society. Together they now share the editorial responsibility and the revenues.
In addition, and to stress the truly European character of EPJ a Scientific Advisory Committee has been installed. Its members are elected representatives of a growing number of European Physical Societies. They consult the publishers on scientific matters and take part in the election of editors. The current list of the member societies of the SAC and their representatives can be found on the EPJ Portal epj.org.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Experimental Physics I: Accelerator Based High-Energy Physics
    Hadron and lepton collider physics 
    Lepton-nucleon scattering 
    High-energy nuclear reactions 
    Standard model precision tests
    Search for new physics beyond the standard model
    Heavy flavour physics 
    Neutrino properties 
    Particle detector developments 
    Computational methods and analysis tools

    Experimental Physics II: Astroparticle Physics
    Dark matter searches 
    High-energy cosmic rays
    Double beta decay
    Long baseline neutrino experiments
    Neutrino astronomy
    Axions and other weakly interacting light particles
    Gravitational waves and observational cosmology
    Particle detector developments
    Computational methods and analysis tools

    Theoretical Physics I: Phenomenology of the Standard Model and Beyond
    Electroweak interactions
    Quantum chromo dynamics
    Heavy quark physics and quark flavour mixing
    Neutrino physics
    Phenomenology of astro- and cosmoparticle physics
    Meson spectroscopy and non-perturbative QCD 
    Low-energy effective field theories 
    Lattice field theory
    High temperature QCD and heavy ion physics
    Phenomenology of supersymmetric extensions of the SM
    Phenomenology of non-supersymmetric extensions of the SM
    Model building and alternative models of electroweak symmetry breaking
    Flavour physics beyond the SM
    Computational algorithms and tools           

    Theoretical Physics II: Gravitation, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, General Aspects of Quantum Field Theories, and Alternatives
    Classical and quantum theory of gravitation
    Extended theories of gravity
    High-energy astroparticle physics
    Cosmology and the early universe
    Black hole dynamics
    Mathematical aspects of quantum field theories, and alternatives
    Supergravity and string theory
    Gauge/gravity dualities

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    Tools for Experiment and Theory
    Scientific Notes

    Letters: must describe new and original work deserving rapid publication. Their aim is fast and concise communication of material of current interest:
    - an important theoretical, computational or experimental result
    - a valuable discussion of, or a short essay on, an open scientific issue
    - a valuable presentation of innovative and promising ideas and concepts
    in the fields covered by the journal. In order to make a fast refereeing and decision procedure possible, and to address a broad readership, Letters should not exceed 4 printed pages in the EPJ style format, and should contain no more than 4 figures and/or tables.

    Regular Articles: describe original work, or provide details of original work previously published in a Letter article. There is no general limitation of the overall size nor of the number of figures, nor of the level of details considered to be necessary.

    Tools for Experiment and Theory/Scientific Notes: are articles presenting original and new developments of particle detectors, readout electronics, computational methods or analysis tools. Direct relevance to physics topics within the "Aims and Scopes" must be demonstrated.
    An important subgroup are Scientific Notes, typically based on internal notes of experimental collaborations, detailing specific aspects of importance for understanding and assessing the physics results presented in large collaboration papers.
    Technical details down to the level of construction drawings, electronic circuit diagrams or computer codes should not be included but may be added as electronic-only supplementory material.

    Reviews: are by invitation only through the Editorial Board. There is no general limit to the overall length -- they may contain, but should not be restricted to, original work. Reviews will fall into one of the following categories:
    1) Comprehensive reviews of major topics within the "Aims and Scope" of EPJA and EPJC. Their primary assets will be pedagogical exposition, synthesis of key developments, and the inclusion of a definitive and representative bibliography.
    2) Technical papers presenting an extensive review of a specialist topic within the "Aims and Scope".
    3) Reviews of a newly emerging field, providing an up-to-date synthesis and an extended discussion of the open questions. The discussion is expected to lead to an assessment of the possible further developments within the field, potentially making a substantial contribution to guiding decisions concerning the planning or running of experimental and observational facilities.
    4) Outstanding thesis or working reports, the richness and importance of whose details justify the exceptional publication of the full length work.

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