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PHYSICS RESEARCH GUIDE: Journals

Physics journals available at UR

Links to selected journal titles available through Boatwright Library in physics (use "Journal Titles" for an expanded list of physics titles):

Top review journals in physics available at UR (listed by impact factor)

Reviews of modern physics
Annual review of nuclear and particle science
Annual review of fluid mechanics
Physical review letters
Critical reviews in solid state and materials sciences
Physical review D

* These review journals are available online through:

Finding journals & journal articles in physics


Journal Titles
(also accessed from the tab on the library home page) helps you to: 

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject 
       

* Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Locator links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  Most subscriptions are also verified by IP identification - you must access UR e-journals from the campus network or through the proxy server.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

Top journals in physics available at UR (listed by impact factor*)

   Nature physics
   Advances in physics
   Reports on progress in physics
   Small
   Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics
   Journal of high energy physics
   Journal of physics G - nuclear and particle physics
   Biophysical journal
   Physical chemistry chemical physics - PCCP
   Applied physics letters
   Physics today
   New journal of physics
   Physical review B
   Journal of chemical physics
   Physical review C
   Classical and quantum gravity
   Physical review A

      
   
* Use the Web of Science's Journal Citation Reports to evaluate a journal's research importance by its citation impact factor.

Open access journals

Open access literature is defined as "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions."  Advocates of open access believe that the results of research - especially funded by taxpayers - should be made freely available to the public.  Open access journals are predominantly scholarly journals (the research has gone through the peer-review process).

Open access journals in physics may be found through:

  • arXiv.org e-Print Archive
  • CERN Document Server
  • SPIRES
  • Open J-Gate
  • PhysMath Central
  • The Public Library of Science
  • PubMed Central
  • Directory of Open Access Journals