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Vol. 75, Iss. 5: Special Issue: Physics of Non-Equilibrium Systems/ Issue Editors: Martin Holthaus and Andreas Engel
Vol. 74, Iss. 8: Special Issue: Trends an Perspectives in Engery Research/ Issue Editors: Martin Holthaus and Sascha Schäfer
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. 71, Iss. 10: Focus Section: Emergence in Driven Solid-State and Cold-Atom Systems / Guest Editors: Ludwig Mathey, Junichi Okamoto
Objective 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
Solid State Physics & Materials Science
Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
Article formats Original research articles, research notes, letters and review articles from all areas of theoretical and experimental physics
"Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A - A Journal of Physical Sciences" (ZNA) is an international scientific journal that publishes original research papers from all areas of experimental and theoretical physics. The journal has had a tradition of excellence since its first issue in early 1946.
"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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