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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A

A Journal of Physical Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Holthaus, Martin

Editorial Board: Fetecau, Corina / Kiefer, Claus

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 1.414

CiteScore 2018: 1.15

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.370
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.431

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    Vol. 74, Iss. 8: Special Issue: Trends an Perspectives in Engery Research/ Issue Editors: Martin Holthaus and Sascha Schäfer

    Vol. 74, Iss. 5: Gravity Beyond Einstein? Part II: Fundamental Physical Principles, Number Systems, Novel Groups, Dark Energy, and Dark Matter, MOND by Jochen Hauser and Walter Dröscher

    Vol. 74, Iss. 5: Excitation of Peregrine-Type Waveforms from Vanishing Initial Conditions in the Presence of Periodic Forcing by Nikos I. Karachalios, Paris Kyriazopoulos and Konstantinos Vetas

    Vol. 73, Iss. 12: Generalised Sasa–Satsuma Equation: Densities Approach to New Infinite Hierarchy of Integrable Evolution Equations by A. Ankiewicz, U. Bandelow and N. Akhmediev

    Vol. 73, Iss. 9: Metal-Insulator Transition of Solid Hydrogen by the Antisymmetric Shadow Wave Function by Thomas D. Kühne and Francesco Calcavecchia

    Vol. 73, Iss. 8: Quantum Theory and the Structure of Space-Time by Tejinder P. Singh

    Vol. 73, Iss. 8: The Floquet Theory of the Two-Level System Revisited by Heinz-Jürgen Schmidt

    Vol. 73, Iss. 6: Characterising Dynamic Instability in High Water-Cut Oil-Water Flows Using High-Resolution Microwave Sensor Signals by Weixin Liu, Ningde Jin, Yunfeng Han and Jing Ma

    Vol. 72, Iss. 9: The Slug and Churn Turbulence Characteristics of Oil–Gas–Water Flows in a Vertical Small Pipe by Weixin Liu, Yunfeng Han, Dayang Wang, An Zhao and Ningde Jin

    Vol. 72, Iss. 6: Gravity beyond Einstein? Part I: Physics and the Trouble with Experiments by Jochem Hauser and Walter Dröscher

    Vol. 72, Iss. 6: Gas Bubbles and Slugs Crossover in Air–Water Two-phase Flow by Multifractals by Grzegorz Gorski, Grzegorz Litak, Romuald Mosdorf and Andrzej Rysak

    Vol. 72, Iss. 2: Special Issue: Heat Transfer and Heat Conduction on the Nanoscale / Guest Editors: Svend-Age Biehs, Philippe Ben-Abdallah, Achim Kittel

    Vol. 72, Iss. 1: Quantum-Phase-Field Concept of Matter: Emergent Gravity in the Dynamic Universe by Ingo Steinbach

    Vol. 71, Iss. 11: Multi-Scale Morphological Analysis of Conductance Signals in Vertical Upward Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow by Enyang Lian, Yingyu Ren, Yunfeng Han, Weixin Liu, Ningde Jin and Junying Zhao

    Vol. 71, Iss. 10: Focus Section: Emergence in Driven Solid-State and Cold-Atom Systems / Guest Editors: Ludwig Mathey, Junichi Okamoto

    Aims and Scope

    A Journal of Physical Sciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A (ZNA) is an international scientific journal which publishes original research papers from all areas of experimental and theoretical physics. Authors are encouraged to pay particular attention to a clear exposition of their respective subject, addressing a wide readership. In accordance with the name of our journal, which means “Journal for Natural Sciences”, manuscripts submitted to ZNA should have a tangible connection to actual physical phenomena. In particular, we welcome experiment-oriented contributions.

    Manuscripts considered for publication in A Journal of Physical Sciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A undergo high-level refereeing. Mere formal correctness of a paper is not sufficient for its acceptance. Moreover, articles reporting a merely marginal extension of already existing knowledge are considered unsatisfactory. Instead, the key quality a publication in A Journal of Physical Sciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A should possess is that it makes a genuine contribution to the advancement of its topic.

    • Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics
    • Dynamical Systems & Nonlinear Phenomena
    • Gravitation & Cosmology
    • Hydrodynamics
    • Quantum Theory
    • Solid State Physics & Materials Science
    • Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics

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    Original research articles, research notes, letters and review articles from all areas of theoretical and experimental physics

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    • A Journal of Physical Sciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A publishes 12 issues per year/volume
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    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP  may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

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    The "Zeitschrift für Naturforschung" – translated literally: Journal for Research in Natural Sciences – was founded by Alfred Klemm together with Hans Friedrich-Freksa in 1945, providing a badly needed functioning means of professional communication for scientists in postwar Germany.

    In this tradition, ZNA is serving the international scientific community still today as an efficient, up-to-date communication platform which covers all areas of experimental and theoretical physics, combining rigorous publication standards with high visibility.

    Please have a look at the comprehensive history of ZNA in the document "About this Journal".

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    Editorial Information

    Editor in Chief
    Martin Holthaus

    Honorary Editor
    Siegfried Großmann

    Corina Fetecau
    Claus Kiefer (Köln)

    Advisory Board
    Ulrich Eckern
    Condensed Matter Theory
    Theory of Superconductivity and Superfluid Helium
    Unconventional Superconductors near Interfaces
    Quantum Mechanics

    Thomas Elze (Pisa)
    Quantum-classical Hybrid Systems
    Quantum Decoherence
    QCD Transport Theory
    Quark-gluon Plasma
    Statistical Mechanics

    Jan Honolka (Prag)
    Nano-Magnetism and Magnetism
    Physics of Surfaces and Surface Science
    X-ray Spectroscopy

    Albrecht Klemm (Bonn)
    Quantum Field Theory
    Mathematical Physics
    Gravity, String Theory

    Thorsten Klüner (Oldenburg)
    Quantum Chemistry
    Density Functional Theory (DFT)
    Development of Embedding Methods
    Dissipative Quantum Dynamics
    Electronically Excited States
    Photochemistry on Surfaces

    Shijun Liao (Shanghai)
    Nonlinear Mechanics
    Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Ocean Engineering

    Stefan Lochbrunner (Rostock)
    Atomic and Molecular Physics
    Dynamics of Molecular Systems

    Detlef Lohse (Twente)

    Willi-Hans Steeb (Johannesburg)
    Dynamical Systems
    Quantum Information Theory

    Aneta Stefanovska (Lancaster)
    Complex Systems
    Biological, Cardiovascular, Neural Systems
    Time Series Analysis
    Coupled Oscillators, Synchronization

    Weigang Sun (Hangzhou)
    Applied Mathematics
    Differential Equations
    Nonlinear Systems
    Nonlinear Control

    Martin Zirnbauer (Köln)
    Theoretical Physics (Mathematical Foundations)
    Field Theory of Disordered and Mesoscopic Systems
    Topological Quantum Matter

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    Email: zna [at] degruyter.com

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