Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that is published monthly by Springer Science+Business Media. The editor-in-chief is Michael Stuke (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry). This publication is complemented by Applied Physics B (Lasers & Optics).


The journal Applied Physics was originally conceived and founded in 1972 by Helmut K.V. Lotsch at Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York.[1] Lotsch edited the journal up to volume 25 and split it thereafter into the two part A26(Solids and Surfaces) and B26(Photophysics and Laser Chemistry). He continued his editorship up to the volumes A61 and B61. Starting in 1995 the two journal were was continued under separate editorships.
Aims and scope

Applied Physics A journal covers theoretical and experimental research in applied physics, including surfaces, thin films, the condensed phase of materials, nanostructured materials, application of nanotechnology, and techniques pertaining to advanced processing and characterization. Coverage also includes characterizing materials, evaluating materials, optical & electronic materials, production engineering, process engineering, interfaces (surfaces & thin films), corrosion, and finally coatings.[2]

Publishing formats include articles pertaining to original research, reviews, and rapid communications. Invited papers are also included on a regular basis and collected in special issues.[2]
Abstracting and indexing

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:[2]

Academic OneFile
Academic Search
Astrophysics Data System
Chemical Abstracts Service
Current Abstracts
Current Contents Collections/Electronics & Telecommunications Collection
Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
EBSCO databases
INIS Atomindex
Mass Spectrometry Bulletin[3]
Materials Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 1.694.[4]

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"Applied Physics A (Description)". Retrieved 2009-10-08.
"Mass Spectrometry Bulletin". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
"Applied Physics A". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014.

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