Editorial board

​Criteria for Publication

Theses may be nominated for publication in this series by heads of department at internationally leading universities or institutes and should fulfill all of the following criteria:
  • They must be written in good English
  • The topic should fall within the confines of Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering and related interdisciplinary fields such as Materials, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Complex Systems and Biophysics.
  • The work reported in the thesis must represent a significant scientific advance.
  • If the thesis includes previously published material, permission to reproduce this must be gained from the respective copyright holder (a maximum 30% of the thesis should be a verbatim reproduction from the author's previous publications).
  • They must have been examined and passed during the 12 months prior to nomination.
  • Each thesis should include a foreword by the supervisor outlining the significance of its content.
  • The theses should have a clearly defined structure including an introduction accessible to new PhD students and scientists not expert in the relevant field.
Contributing Institutes
Institutes invited to nominate to Springer Theses in physical sciences and related subjects include:
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Bose National Research Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • Catholic University of Leuven
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
  • Charles University of Prague
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
  • Colorado School of Mines, Denver
  • Columbia University, New York
  • Comenius University, Bratislava
  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • Curtin University of Technology, Kensington
  • Curtin University, Perth
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg
  • Duke University, Durham
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne
  • ETH - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule- Zurich
  • Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
  • Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Georg-August-University, Göttingen
  • Georgia University of Technology, Atlanta
  • German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg
  • Harvard University
  • Humboldt University, Berlin
  • Imperial College, London
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies, IFAE, Barcelona
  • Institute of Applied Physical Chemistry, Heidlberg
  • Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Barcelona
  • Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona
  • Institute of Technology, California
  • Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe
  • Institute of Technology’s Physics of Tokyo
  • IPCM Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Kansas State University
  • King's College, London
  • La Sapienza - University, Rome
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
  • Max-Born lnstitute, Berlin
  • Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization (MPIDS), Göttingen
  • Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
  • Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg
  • Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
  • Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
  • Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Carbon Research, Mülheim
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn
  • Murdoch University, Perth
  • National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse
  • Paul Scherrer Institute, Villingen
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
  • Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg
  • RWTH University, Aachen
  • Simon Fraser University, Columbia
  • Stanford University
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Technical University of Vienna
  • Technical University, Berlin
  • Technical University, Darmstadt
  • Technical University, Dresden
  • Technical University, Munich
  • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
  • Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau
  • Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
  • Universidad Complutense, Madrid
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • University College Dublin
  • University College London
  • University of Aalborg
  • University of Aarhus
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Auburn
  • University of Augsburg
  • University of Bath
  • University of Baylor     
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Boston
  • University of Bremen
  • University of Bristol
  • University of California
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chicago  
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Durham
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Florida
  • University of Frankfurt
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Genoa
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Grenoble
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • University of Hokkaido
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Konstanz
  • University of Kyoto
  • University of La Laguna
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Loughborough
  • University of Lund
  • University of Mainz
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Münster
  • University of Nagoya
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Nova Gorica
  • University of Osaka
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Paris
  • University of Paris-South, Orsay
  • University of Peking, Beijing
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Porto
  • University of Princeton
  • University of Prudue
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rom
  • University of Saarland, Saarbrücken
  • University of Salerno
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Siegen
  • University of Silesia, Katowice
  • University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Sydney 
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology, Chemnitz
  • University of Technology, Eindhoven
  • University of Technology, Vienna
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Tohoku
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Tongji
  • University of Tsinghua
  • University of Twente
  • University of Utah
  • University of Utrecht
  • University of Vechta
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Washington
  • University of Zaragoza
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Wake Forest University, North Carolina
  • Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
  • Westfälische-Wilhelms University, Münster
  • Wilhelm-Ostwald Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Leipzig
  • Yale University, New Haven