Contemporary Physics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing introductory articles on important recent developments in physics. Editorial screening and peer review is carried out by members of the editorial board.


Contemporary Physics has been published by Taylor & Francis since 1959 and publishes four issues per year. The subjects covered by this journal are: astrophysics, atomic and nuclear physics, chemical physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, environmental physics, experimental physics, general physics, particle & high energy physics, plasma physics, space science, and theoretical physics.[1]

The journal publishes introductory review articles on a range of recent developments in physics and intends to be of particular use to undergraduates, teachers and lecturers, and those starting postgraduate studies. Contemporary Physics also contains a major section devoted to standard book reviews and essay reviews which review books in the context of the general aspects of a field which have a wide appeal.[2]

Abstracting and indexing

According to the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 5.000.[2] Contemporary Physics is abstracted and indexed in Inspec, EBSCO Publishing, Current Contents, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, SciSearch, and SciBase.[3]
Notable authors

Contemporary Physics has attracted articles from a number of prominent scientists, including:

Jim Al-Khalili, OBE [4]
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS[5]
Leon Cooper [6]
Otto Robert Frisch, FRS[7]
Vitaly Ginzburg, FRS [8]
Stephen Hawking, CBE, FRS [9]
Sir Peter Knight, FRS (current Editor-in-Chief) [10][11]
Sir Anthony James Leggett, KBE, FRS [12]
Sir Nevill Francis Mott, FRS [13]
Sir John Pendry, FRS FInstP [14]
Abdus Salam, KBE [15]
Arthur Leonard Schawlow [16]


"List of subjects". Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010.
"Journal Details" (Web site). Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
"Abstracting & Indexing" (Web site). Contemporary Physics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
Al-Khalili, Jim (2015-04-03). "Advances in optics in the medieval Islamic world". Contemporary Physics. 56 (2): 109–122. Bibcode:2015ConPh..56..109A. doi:10.1080/00107514.2015.1028753. ISSN 0010-7514.
Chandrasekhar, S. (2009-01-01). "The black hole in astrophysics: the origin of the concept and its role". Contemporary Physics. 50 (1): 105–128. Bibcode:2009ConPh..50..105C. doi:10.1080/00107510902734672. ISSN 0010-7514.
Scofield, Christopher L.; Cooper, Leon N. (1985-03-01). "Development and properties of neural networks". Contemporary Physics. 26 (2): 125–145. Bibcode:1985ConPh..26..125S. doi:10.1080/00107518508210744. ISSN 0010-7514.
Frisch, O. R. (2009-01-01). "Take a photon…". Contemporary Physics. 50 (1): 59–67. Bibcode:2009ConPh..50...59F. doi:10.1080/00107510902734706. ISSN 0010-7514.
Ginzburg, V. L. (1968-07-01). "The problem of high temperature superconductivity". Contemporary Physics. 9 (4): 355–374. Bibcode:1968ConPh...9..355G. doi:10.1080/00107516808220090. ISSN 0010-7514.
Hawking, S. W. (2009-01-01). "Gravitational radiation: the theoretical aspect". Contemporary Physics. 50 (1): 93–102. Bibcode:1972ConPh..13..273H. doi:10.1080/00107517208205681. ISSN 0010-7514.
Horvath, G. Zs K.; Thompson, R. C.; Knight, P. L. (1997-01-01). "Fundamental physics with trapped ions". Contemporary Physics. 38 (1): 25–48. Bibcode:1997ConPh..38...25H. doi:10.1080/001075197182540. ISSN 0010-7514.
"Contemporary Physics - Editorial board". Retrieved 2015-11-16.
Leggett, A. J. (2009-01-01). "Schrödinger's cat and her laboratory cousins". Contemporary Physics. 50 (1): 243–258. Bibcode:2009ConPh..50..243L. doi:10.1080/00107510902734748. ISSN 0010-7514.
Mott, N. F. (1977-05-01). "Electrons in glass". Contemporary Physics. 18 (3): 225–245. Bibcode:1977ConPh..18..225M. doi:10.1080/00107517708231483. ISSN 0010-7514.
Pendry, J. B. (2009-01-01). "Negative refraction". Contemporary Physics. 50 (1): 363–374. Bibcode:2009ConPh..50..363P. doi:10.1080/00107510902734771. ISSN 0010-7514.
Salam, Abdus (1960-06-01). "Elementary particles". Contemporary Physics. 1 (5): 337–354. Bibcode:1960ConPh...1..337S. doi:10.1080/00107516008204430. ISSN 0010-7514.

Schawlow, Arthur L. (1963-12-01). "Optical and infra-red masers". Contemporary Physics. 5 (2): 81–102. Bibcode:1963ConPh...5...81S. doi:10.1080/00107516308205319. hdl:2060/19710024964. ISSN 0010-7514.

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