Physics Access

About the journal


Physics Access publishes high-quality research in all areas of physics and builds on the strength and prestige of the Journal of Physics series. The journal does not make a subjective assessment on the potential future significance of a paper, instead providing a rapid platform for communicating research that meets high standards of scientific rigour and contributes to the development of knowledge in physics.

All physics-related research is in scope, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies. All types of results can be published, provided they contribute to advancing knowledge in their field, including negative results, null results and replication studies.

Why you should publish in Physics Access

  • Broad scope: the journal scope extends across all areas of physics and interdisciplinary topics.
  • Fast publication: we are committed to providing you with a speedy, professional service to ensure rapid first decision, acceptance and publication. Once accepted, your article will be accessible to readers within 24 hours and will include a citable DOI.
  • High standards: Physics Access operates a transparent editorial selection and feedback process focused on scientific validity and rigour. Articles will be peer reviewed by Physics Access' global network of expert referees.
  • Open access: open access option—for more details see the Physics Access open access policy page.

Article types

Physics Access welcomes submissions of the following article types::

  • Original Research: articles of unlimited length that report new research.
  • Short Reports or Letters: short research articles that report new research. As a guide, letters should not generally be more than eight journal pages (or around 4500 words) in length.
  • Review Articles:articles presenting a snapshot of recent progress in a particular field.

Peer Review

Physics Access operates a double-blind peer review process, in which both the reviewers and the authors do not know their identities.

If an article is not accepted for publication in Physics Access, we may offer the author the opportunity to transfer their submission to other suitable journals for consideration.

Physics Access have a policy of "Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism". Physics Access checks plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool.

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.


Physics Access maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics. Authors are expected to comply with Physics Access' policy.

Research data

Many research funders now require authors to make all data related to their research available in an online repository.

Open access

Physics Access is a fully open access journal. Articles are published under a (CC BY) licence (Creative Commons Attribution Licence). Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided attribution to the author is given. Publication is funded by article publication charges (APCs). The APC for Physics Access can be found on the Publication charges page.

Abstracting and indexing services

We work with our authors to make help their work as easy to discover as possible. Physics Access is currently included in the following abstracting and discovery services:

Archiving Policy

Physics Access is committed to the long-term preservation of its contents. All articles published in Physics Access are archived through the use of the facilities available. Physics Access have been using the services of Internet Archive.

Physics Access allow archiving and storing of published papers by individuals, organizations, institutions and others. Anyone is free to store and archive the published papers for use, but such uses must be in accordance with the terms and conditions of use i.e with due reference to the published papers in the journal and due credit to the authors.