The European Physical Journal (EPJ) is a series of peer-reviewed journals covering the whole spectrum of physics and related interdisciplinary subjects. EPJ is committed to high scientific quality in publishing and is indexed in all main citation databases.
|Special issues - General Information|
EPJ welcomes the publication of selected and topical Special Issues.
EPJ Special Topics
The journal EPJ - Special Topics is exclusively devoted to the publication of topical issues, and individual papers cannot be submitted with the exception of long review, tutorial or working report type papers filling a complete issue.
To submit a proposal to EPJ ST as guest editor of a topical issue please proceed as described here. We strongly encourage the submission of proposals that take the format of “Discussion and Debate” issues: the aim of such publications is the balanced critical presentation of specific unsolved problems, controversial topics, rival theories, alternative methodologies, and negative results of interest at the cutting edge of scientific and technological development. To submit a proposal to EPJ ST “Discussion and Debate” please proceed as described here.
To submit a proposal to EPJ ST as author of a topical issue consisting of a single, review-type monograph, please send the names and affiliations of all authors along with the title, outline and table of contents to
The journal EPJ Plus, with its particular focus on the setting, verification and improvement of standards, procedures and performances offers the possibility to publish short, topical focus points, consisting typically of 4-6 articles devoted to a specific aspect of the journal's aims and scope.
Open Calls for Papers
To see which other EPJ journals are calling for papers for special issues please view Open Calls for Papers.
If a special issue is based on a scientific meeting, the organizers will be asked to adhere to quite stringent rules to ensure the success of such an endeavour.
Provided that in this way a critical mass of papers is reached so as to form a representative and coherent survey of the subject matter, they will be released together as a self-contained (but regular) journal issue.