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Journal overview

*Please note that Philosophical Magazine Letters converted to a full Open Access journal from Volume 103 (2023). Previous volumes will continue to provide access through a Pay to Read model.

Philosophical Magazine Letters is the ‘daughter’ journal of the well-known and highly-respected Philosophical Magazine , which was first published in 1798.

The article types and subject areas covered by the journal have been expanded. The Editors welcome research articles as well as review articles within the broad scope of physics including important preliminary research findings for rapid communication, theoretical, experimental, applied and computational research.

Subject areas covered include the following:

  • Structure and properties of condensed matter, soft matter, polymers, fluids and plasmas
  • Materials science and solid-state physics
  • Optics and photonics
  • Atomic structure, defects and mechanical properties
  • Electron microscopy, STEM, XRD, synchrotron radiation, etc.
  • Quantum physics, quantum mechanics and quantum information
  • Applied physics
  • Nanoscale physics and technology
  • Thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and nonlinear systems
  • Molecular, atomic and nuclear physics
  • Biological, medical and chemical physics
  • Computational, mathematical and statistical physics
  • Instruments, instrumentation and technology
  • Digital twins of materials and processes
  • Structure-property relationships
  • Multiscale computational modelling
  • Theoretical / computational materials design
  • Machine learning / evolutionary computation
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Geophysics
  • History of physics

Readership: physicists, material scientists, and physical chemists within universities, research institutes and industry worldwide.

Peer Review Policy

All research articles published in Philosophical Magazine Letters benefit from having undergone initial editorial screening and rigorous anonymous single anonymized peer review. Submission of articles is online via Taylor & Francis’s Submission Portal and subsequent peer review is via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Manuscripts are considered on the strict condition that they have not been published already, and that they are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

By submitting a manuscript to Philosophical Magazine Letters authors are agreeing that CrossCheck software may be used to screen their work for unoriginal material.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

Please note, from 2023 the Print ISSN is not in active use as this journal is no longer published in print.

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