Since 1960, the Journal of Mathematical Physics (JMP) has published some of the best papers from outstanding mathematicians and physicists. JMP was the first journal in the field of mathematical physics and publishes research that connects the application of mathematics to problems in physics, as well as illustrates the development of mathematical methods for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories.

The Journal of Mathematical Physics (JMP) features content in all areas of mathematical physics. Specifically, the articles focus on areas of research that illustrate the application of mathematics to problems in physics, the development of mathematical methods for such applications, and for the formulation of physical theories. The mathematics featured in the articles are written so that theoretical physicists can understand them. JMP also publishes review articles on mathematical subjects relevant to physics as well as special issues that combine manuscripts on a topic of current interest to the mathematical physics community.

JMP welcomes original research of the highest quality in all active areas of mathematical physics, including the following:

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Representation Theory and Algebraic Methods
  • Many Body and Condensed Matter Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics - General and Nonrelativistic
  • Quantum Information and Computation
  • Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, and String Theory
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Classical Mechanics and Classical Fields
  • Fluids
  • Statistical Physics
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics

Reasons to choose JMP:

  • It’s easy to self-archive via JMP’s green open access policy – You can post your accepted paper immediately upon acceptance on any non-commercial website or repository, and you can post the PDF of the published journal article on a personal or institutional website 12 months after the publication date.
  • You (the author) retain copyright - You simply license AIP Publishing to publish and disseminate your work. For more information, see the FAQs.
  • AIP Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher – Surplus earnings are dedicated to supporting the physics community. For more information, see the AIP website.
  • Active academic editors – From initial evaluation through peer review and final decision, your paper will be handled by experts.
  • JMP gives back to the mathematical physics community by sponsoring conferences, workshops, and summer schools including:
    • 2022: INdAM Quantum Meetings; Quantissima in the Serenissima IV; Mathematical Results in Quantum Theory (QMATH15)
    • 2021: 24th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing; Great Lakes Mathematical Physics Meeting (GLaMP); XX International Congress on Mathematical Physics; Learning from Insulators: New Trends in the Study of Conductivity of Metals (Workshop)
    • 2019: Young Researchers Integrability School and Workshop; Mathematical Physics at The Crossings (Celebrating the 65th Birthday of George Hagedorn); Great Lakes Mathematical Physics Meeting (GLaMP 2019); Mathematical Results in Quantum Theory (QMath14); Quantissima in the Serenissima III
    • 2018: Arizona School of Analysis and Mathematical Physics; Workshop on probabilistic approaches to quantum spin systems; 7th Summer School on Current Topics in Mathematical Physics; XIX International Congress on Mathematical Physics; School on Mathematics of Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, on the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Claude-Alain Pillet
    • 2017: Spectral Days 2017; ESI-EMS-IAMP - Mathematical Relativity Summer School “Between Geometry and Relativity”; International Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics (ICCA11)
    • 2016: QMATH 13; Young Researcher Symposium "Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics" (Barry Simon Birthday Conference); Frontiers in Mathematical Physics (Barry Simon Birthday Conference); Stochastic and Analytic Methods in Mathematical Physics
    • 2015: The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics Thematic Program on Quantum Many-Body Systems, Random Matrices, and Disorder; ICMP Satellite meeting: Operator Algebras and Quantum Physics; ICMP 2015; Summer-school on current topics in mathematical-physics; Mathematical Approach to Topological Phase in Spintronics

2023 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2024)*:

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Total Citations 19,710

* Data from the 2023 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate, 2024).

Other Quantitative Metrics:

2022 Scopus CiteScore

2.3 (Q2 Mathematical Physics)

2022 Scimago Journal Ranking (SJR)

Q2 Mathematical Physics; Q2 Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

2023 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Ranking:

T3 Mathematical Physics


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Journal of Mathematical Physics is 0022-2488 for the printed edition and the electronic ISSN (E-ISSN) is 1089-7658 for the online edition.