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About The Physics Teacher (TPT)

Welcome to The Physics Teacher! TPT publishes peer-reviewed papers on the teaching of introductory physics and on topics such as contemporary physics, applied physics, and the history of physics. Dedicated to strengthening the teaching of introductory physics at all levels, including secondary schools, colleges, and universities, TPT provides peer-reviewed content and materials to be used in classrooms and instructional laboratories.

Typical topics include innovative physics demonstrations, new ways of doing lab experiments, ideas for presenting difficult concepts more clearly, suggestions for implementing newer technology into teaching, giving historical insights that enrich the physics course, and implementing ideas for physics education research in the introductory physics classroom. Special monthly features include Physics Challenge Solutions, Fermi Questions, and Figuring Physics cartoons.

Authors, before you submit a manuscript for consideration in TPT, please review our publication guidelines. If you are not a member of the American Association for Physics Teachers (AAPT), we strongly encourage you to join AAPT to receive personal access to our journals. Special rates are available for international members. Visit us online for more information about membership opportunities.

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* Data from the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate, 2023).

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