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Open Physics

formerly Central European Journal of Physics

1 Issue per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 1.085

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.372
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.650
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 1.000


Open Access

Topical Issue on Uncertain Differential Equations: Theory, Methods and Applications
Guest editors:
Snehashish Chakraverty, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India
Juan J. Nieto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Patrick Siarry, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Topical Issue on Advanced Computational Modelling of Nonlinear Physical Phenomena
Guest Editor:
Luis Vázquez Martínez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Sunil Kumar, National Institute of Technology, India

Open Physics (former Central European Journal of Physics) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, devoted to the publication of fundamental research results in all fields of physics.

Aims and Scope

The journal publishes research and review articles, rapid and short communications, comments and replies that cover the following areas of physical sciences:

  • Acoustics
  • Astrophysics,
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics,
  • Biological and Medical Physics,
  • Complex Networks, Socio- and Econophysics,
  • Computational Physics,
  • Condensed Matter Physics,
  • Cosmology and Gravitation,
  • Fluid Mechanics,
  • Geophysics,
  • Nanophysics,
  • Optics and Lasers,
  • Particle and Nuclear Physics,
  • Plasma Physics,
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics,
  • Surface Physics,
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics..

Why submit

Authors of Open Physics benefit from:

  • fast, fair and constructive peer review;
  • extensive promotion of each published article
  • language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • unrestricted access for all readers
  • no space constraints
  • immediate publication

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

All submissions must be made via online submission system Editorial Manager:
Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur in the submission and are responsible for its content - the corresponding author is responsible for informing the coauthors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review, and production process.

All manuscripts submitted to Open Physics must be created in LaTeX environment.

They can be submitted as a LaTeX source file with figures in EPS, PDF, JPG or PNG format, or a pdf file created after LaTeX source compilation. Manuscripts created in other formats (like Word documents etc) are not allowed.

Authors should register themselves first as new users and then upload their manuscripts.

In case of any technical problems, please contact the Managing Editor of Open Physics:
Paulina Leśna-Szreter PhD, Paulina.Lesna@degruyteropen.com
or Senior Editor:
Krzysztof Malarz PhD, krzysztof.malarz@degruyteropen.com

Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use, and in such cases additional justification should be provided.

Resubmitted manuscripts should be accompanied by a letter outlining a point-by-point response to Editor's and reviewers' comments and detailing the changes made to the manuscript. A copy of the original manuscript should be included for comparison if the Journal Editor requests one. If it is the first revision, authors need to return the revised manuscript within 60 days; if it is the second revision, authors need to return the revised manuscript within 14 days. Additional time for resubmission must be requested in advance. If the above mentioned deadlines are not met, the manuscript will be treated as a new submission.

Organization of the Manuscript
see  Paper writing guide for LATEX users

All authors retain copyright, unless - due to their local circumstances - their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants De Gruyter Open the exclusive license to commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Scanned copy of license should be sent by e-mail to the Editor of the journal, as soon as possible.

Open Physics is covered by the following services:

  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • Celdes
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • Gale/Cengage - Academic One File
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Polish Scientific Journals Database
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest - Advanced Polymers Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Aluminium Industry Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Composites Industry Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Corrosion Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Electronics and Communications Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Engineered Materials Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts
  • ProQuest - METADEX (Metals Abstracts)
  • ProQuest - Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  • Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Jonathan L. Feng, University of California, Irvine, USA

Managing Editor:
Paulina Leśna-Szreter,
De Gruyter Open

Senior Editor:
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland 

Editorial Advisory Board:
Jim Allen, University of Michigan, USA
Tsuneya Ando, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gerald Bastard, École Normale Supérieure, France
Jiri Bicak, Charles University, Czech Republic
Roberto Car, Princeton Materials Institute, USA
Hesheng Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fereydoon Family, Emory University, USA
Mikhail Feigelman, Landau Institute, Russia
Vladimir Fortov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Jerome H. Friedman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Robert Galazka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Walter Greiner, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany
Wolfgang Goetze, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Karl Hess, University of Illinois, USA
Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University, USA
Janos Lendvai, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
Ingolf Lindau, Stanford University, USA
Kenzo Nakamura, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan
John P. Perdew, Tulane University, USA
Valery Rubakov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Vladimir Sechovsky, Charles University, Czech Republic
Ivan Schuller, University of California, USA
Lu J. Sham, University of California, USA
Yoshinori Tokura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Valerii Vinokur, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
John H. Weaver, University of Illinois, USA
Frank Wilczek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Vladimir Zakharov, University of Arizona, USA
Zhongxian Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

Ewa Skrodzka, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

James Bleach, Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan
Athina Meli, University of Gent, Belgium
Aura Rosca, Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering, IFIN-HH, Bucharest, Romania

Atomic and Molecular Physics
Marcis Auzinsh, University of Latvia, Latvia
Ana Proykova, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
C. H. Raymond Ooi, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Jim Williams, University of Western Australia, Australia
Guang-Jiu Zhao, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

Biological and Medical Physics
Akon Higuchi, National Central University, Taiwan // King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Neagu, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
Istvan Simon, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Yoh-ichi Tagawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
José Luis Toca-Herrera, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - BOKU, Vienna, Austria

Complex Networks, Socio- and Econophysics
Elka Korutcheva, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain; Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgaria
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Computational Physics
Thomas D. Kühne, University of Paderborn, Germany
Miroslav Pinak, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
Victor Sofonea, The Romanian Academy, Romania
Nikolai Zarkevich, Robert Bosch Research Center, Cambridge, USA

Condensed Matter Physics
Tomasz Błachowicz, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Myroslav Holovko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Oleg Korotchenkov, Kiev National University, Ukraine
Thomas D. Kühne, University of Paderborn, Germany
Bertrand Lenoir, Institut Jean Lamour, Université de Lorraine, France
Mike Leszczyński, Institute of High Pressure Physics UNIPRESS and TopGaN, Poland
Sofoklis Makridis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Roman Micnas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Ihor Mryglod, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Nenad Novkovski, University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia
Andrij Shvaika, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Cosmology and Gravitation
Salvatore Capozziello, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Elias C. Vagenas, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Fluid Mechanics
Vaclav Kolar, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Zdenek Kalab, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Sofoklis Makridis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Arkadiusz Ptak, Poznań University of Technology, Poland

Optics and Lasers
Beata Derkowska, Nicholas Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Bouchta Sahraoui, University of Angers, France

Particle and Nuclear Physics
Lesya Borowska, NSSL, NOAA, USA
Jan Figiel, The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Gregory C. Hillhouse, University for Information Science and Technology, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Sergei Maydanyuk, Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Rajeev K. Puri, Physics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Vidmantas Remeikis, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Plasma Physics
Kinga Gál, Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Piotr Wiewiór, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
Zdzislaw Burda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
Roberto Franzosi, National Institute of Optics, Firenze, Italy
Igor Sokolov, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Surface Physics
Klaus Christmann, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Yukihiro Kusano, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark
Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu, National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania 

Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Dumitru Baleanu, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey
Carlo Cattani, University of Salerno, Italy
Shi-Hai Dong, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico 
Thomas D. Kühne, University of Paderborn, Germany
Ferenc Markus, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Ihar A. Miklashevich, Belarusian National Technic University, Minsk, Belarus
Christian Schubert
, University of Michoacan, Mexico 
Xiao-Jun Yang, China University of Mining and Technology, China

Associate Editors:
Abdon Atangana
, Institute for Groundwater Studies, University of the Free State, South Africa
Christian Corda, Scuola Superiore Internazionale di Studi Universitari e Ricerca "Santa Rita", Italy /
International Institute for Applicable Mathematics & Information Sciences (IIAMIS), Hyderabad, India
Evangelos Gkanas,  The University of Nottingham, UK
Souraya Goumri-Said, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia
Ireneusz Grulkowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Alexandra Falamas, INCDTIM National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Adlane Sayede, Université d'Artois, Lens, France 
Anita Wnętrzak, Department of Radiospectroscopy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Guo-Cheng Wu, College of Mathematics and Information Science, Neijiang Normal University, Sichuan, China

Language Editors:
Bill Ball, UK
Naven Chetty, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Jamie Darling, University of Oxford, UK
Allie Ford, Centre for Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics, Monash University, Australia
Craig Gray-Jones, The University of Liverpool, UK
Alexander Hansen, West Virginia University, USA
Michael Hill, University of Durham, UK
Andrew Laister, Engineering University of Leeds, UK
James Leggett, UK
I-Heng McComb, Fremont Union High School District, USA
James Nally, UK
Oliver J. Norman, University of Bristol, UK
Jason Clements, University of Bath, UK
Margaret Normand, Durham University, UK
Amanda J. Page, UK
Joshua Lee, UK
Adrian Potter, UK
Baishali Ray, Young Harris College, GA, USA
Mark Roberts, France
Arunava Roy, Young Harris College, GA, USA
Anthony Stormont, Bristol University, UK 

Technical Editors:
Michał Ciemała, The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Dorota Przepiórka, Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

Editorial Contact
Dr. Paulina Leśna-Szreter

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