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Physics Journals

Finding Physics Journals

Search or browse Periodical Locator to locate online and print journals, magazines, and newspapers including periodicals in full-text databases. The list of all journals for physics and astronomy broken down by sub-disciplines are listed here. High Impact Journals are below.

Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles from journals not found in Periodical Locator.

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Most Frequently Accessed Physics Journals at JMU (through 2006)

Science 1880-2000 1997-present  
Nature 1960-present    
Langmuir 1985-1995 1996-present  
Icarus 1995-present    
Physical Review Letters 07/1958-12/1969 01/1970-12/1979 01/1980-06/1990
  07/1990-12/2002 01/2003-present  
American Journal of Physics 1933-present    
Applied Physics Letters 1962-present    
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 05/1990-present    
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 1968-present    
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 1989-present    

High Impact Journals, Ranked by 2005 Impact Factor;

See current year information through Journal Citation Reports

Journal Link Impact Factor
Science 1880-2000 1997-present 30.927
Reviews of Modern Physics





2003-present 30.254
Nature 1960-present 29.273
Physics Reports 1995-present 10.458
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 1915-present 10.231
Reports on Progress in Physics 1934-present 8.893
Physical Review Letters





01/2003-present 7.489
Physics Today

1975-one year ago



Physics Letters B 1995-present 5.301
New Journal of Physics 1998-present 3.585



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