Journal of Physics D

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, often referred to simply as Journal of Physics D or abbreviated as J.Phys.D, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the United Kingdom. Its coverage includes five main focus areas: magnetism; photonics and semiconductors; plasmas and plasma-surface interactions; applied surfaces and interfaces; and the structure and properties of matter.

The current editor-in-chief is Pallab Bhattacharya of the University of Michigan, USA.

The journal had an Impact factor of 2.077 for 2006 according to Journal Citation Reports. It is indexed in, ISI (Science Citation Index, SciSearch, Alerting Services, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences), INSPEC Information Services, Chemical Abstracts, RAPRA Abstracts/Adhesives Abstracts, PASCAL Database, Article@INIST, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (Environmental Engineering Abstracts, Bioengineering Abstracts, Engineered Materials Abstracts, Metals Abstracts, Aluminium Industry Abstracts), Engineering Index/Ei Compendex, Applied Science and Technology Abstracts, Applied Science and Technology Index, and Aerospace Database.

It is a subscription journal, but all papers are freely accessible for the first 30 days after publication at the journal web site.

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Abbreviated title JPD

Discipline Multidisciplinary

Language English

Edited by Pallab Bhattacharya

Publication details

Publisher IOP Publishing (UK)

Publication history 1968–present Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

1950–1967 British Journal of Applied Physics

Frequency 24

Open access All papers are freely accessible for the first 30 days after publication

Impact factor 2.077 (2006)


ISSN 0022-3727 (print)

1361-6463 (web)


* Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics website

* IOP Publishing Electronic Journals

* Institute of Physics

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