The Journal of Applied Physics is an influential international journal publishing full-length Articles, new or improved Methods, comprehensive Reviews, forward-looking Perspectives, and educational Tutorials. The journal is open access in 2024 at no charge to authors as part of AIP Publishing's Subscribe to Open pilot. This means it is free to publish open access in 2024 for authors, and all articles published in 2024 are free to read by everyone around the world in perpetuity. 

Topics covered in the journal are diverse and reflect the most current applied physics research, including:

  • Dielectrics, ferroelectrics, and multiferroics
  • Electrical discharges, plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions
  • Emerging, interdisciplinary, and other fields of applied physics
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Magnetism, spintronics, and superconductivity
  • Organic-Inorganic systems, including organic electronics
  • Photonics, plasmonics, photovoltaics, lasers, optical phenomena, materials, and metamaterials
  • Physics of devices and sensors
  • Physics of materials, including electrical, thermal, mechanical and other properties
  • Physics of matter under extreme conditions
  • Physics of nanoscale, 2D materials, and low-dimensional systems
  • Physics of semiconductors
  • Quantum physics and technology
  • Soft matter, fluids, and biophysics
  • Thin films, interfaces, and surfaces

Please refer to the Editorial Policies section for detailed publication criteria in Journal of Applied Physics.

2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023)*:

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Total Citations 158,127

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


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Journal of Applied Physics is 0021-8979 for the printed edition and the electronic ISSN (E-ISSN) is 1089-7550 for the online edition.