Physics of Fluids is the preeminent journal devoted to publishing original theoretical, computational, and experimental contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of gases, liquids, and complex or multiphase fluids. Both curiosity-driven and applied advances are received with enthusiasm.  Physics of Fluids publishes elegant work, often with stunning imagery, including videography. Topics reviewed expertly, with alacrity, for Physics of Fluids are diverse and reflect the most important subjects in fluid dynamics, including, but not limited to:

  • Acoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerosols
  • Aerospace and aeronautical flow
  • Artificial intelligence and flow
  • Artistic Flows
  • Astronomical flows
  • Astrophysical flow
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Biomedical flows
  • Boiling, condensation and evaporation
  • Capillary flow
  • Cavitation and cavitating flows
  • Cell biomechanics and flows
  • Chaotic flows
  • Chemically reacting flows
  • Clouds
  • Colloids
  • Combustion flows
  • Complex fluids
  • Compressible flow
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Confined flows
  • Contact lines
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Convection
  • Convective heat transfer
  • Cryogenic flow
  • Data-driven fluids research
  • Diffusion and diffusivity
  • Drag reduction
  • Droplets
  • Electrical and magnetic effects in fluid flow
  • Emulsions
  • Experiments in fluids
  • Film flows
  • Flow control
  • Flow in porous media
  • Flow instability and transition
  • Flow orientation and anisotropy
  • Flows over patterned substrates
  • Flows with other transport phenomena
  • Flows with complex boundary conditions
  • Flow visualization
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Fluid physical properties
  • Fluid–structure interactions
  • Foam, bubble, and film mechanics
  • Food
  • Fracture and flow
  • Free surface flows
  • Geophysical flow
  • Georheology
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Imbibition
  • Interfacial flow
  • Jet flows
  • Knudsen flow
  • Laminar flow
  • Liquid crystals
  • Lubrication and tribology
  • Machine learning
  • Mathematics of fluids
  • Meteorological flows
  • Micro- and nanofluid mechanics
  • Mixing
  • Molecular liquids
  • Molecular theory
  • Multiphase flow
  • Musical instruments
  • Nanofluidics
  • Particulate and granular flow
  • Physical geometry and flow
  • Polymer processing
  • Polymeric liquids
  • Processing flows
  • Relativistic fluid mechanics
  • Rotating flows
  • Sedimentation
  • Shock wave phenomena
  • Soft matter
  • Speech and hearing
  • Statistical mechanics of flow
  • Statistics of flow
  • Stratified flows
  • Supercooled liquids
  • Supercritical fluids
  • Superfluidity
  • Superhydrophobicity
  • Suspensions
  • Swimming
  • Thermodynamics of flow
  • Transonic flow
  • Turbulent flow
  • Viscous and non-Newtonian flow
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Waves
  • Wicking
  • Wind

Geophysical flow includes atmospheric, limnological, potamological, coastal, oceanic, seismic, volcanic, urban and environmental flows.

Physics of Fluids welcomes review manuscripts on these topics, and its readership also enjoys manuscripts on new and emerging topics. Physics of Fluids appeals to both readers from specific subdisciplines and from the fluid dynamics community at large. The popular press frequently reports on articles published in Physics of Fluids. Only papers advancing the field are considered for publication.

To access articles published from 1958-1988, please visit https://pubs.aip.org/aip/pfl

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


Five-Year Impact Factor

4.4

Impact Factor

4.6

Immediacy Index

1.1

Cited Half-Life

7.8

EigenFactor Score

0.03683

Article Influence Score

0.780

Total Citations

58,543

 2022 Scopus CiteScoreTM   6.4
 2023 Publications        3,031

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

ISSN and CODEN

Print: ISSN 1070-6631
Online: ISSN 1089-7666
CODEN: PHFLE6