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Annalen der Physik und Chemie

Not to be confused with Annals of Physics.
Annalen der Physik  
ISO 4) Ann. Phys. (Berlin)
Discipline Physics
Language English
Edited by Guido W. Fuchs
Publication details
Publisher Wiley-VCH
Publication history 1799–present
Frequency Monthly
Impact factor
(2012)
1.510
Indexing
ISSN LCCN 50013519
OCLC number 5854993
Links
  • Journal homepage
  • Online access
  • Online archive
  • Free archive (1799-1940)

Annalen der Physik (English: Annals of Physics) is one of the oldest scientific journals on physics and has been published since 1799. The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed papers in the areas of experimental, theoretical, applied, and mathematical physics and related areas. The current editor-in-chief is Guido W. Fuchs.

The journal is the successor to Journal der Physik published from 1790 until 1794, and Neues Journal der Physik published from 1795 until 1797.[1] The journal has been published under a variety of names (Annalen der Physik, Annalen der Physik und der physikalischen Chemie, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Wiedemann's Annalen der Physik und Chemie) during its history.

History

Originally, Annalen der Physik was published in German. From the 1950s to the 1980s, the journal published in both German and English. First, only foreign authors contributed articles in English, but from the 1970s German-speaking authors increasingly wrote in English in order to reach an international audience. After the German reunification in 1990, English became the only language of the journal.

The importance of Annalen der Physik unquestionably peaked in 1905 with Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis papers. In the 1920s, the journal lost ground to the concurrent Zeitschrift für Physik. With the 1933 emigration wave, German-language journals lost many of their best authors. From 1944–1946 publication was interrupted because of World War II, but resumed in 1947 under Soviet occupation rule. While Zeitschrift für Physik moved to Western Germany, Annalen der Physik served physicists in East Germany. After the German reunification, the journal was acquired by Wiley-VCH.

A relaunch of the journal with new editor and new contents was announced for 2012.[2] As a result of the 2012 relaunch, Annalen der Physik now features a refocused scope, an updated editorial board, and new, more modern cover designs.

Editors

The early editors-in-chief were:

With each editor, the numbering of volumes restarted from 1 (co-existent with a continuous numbering, a perpetual source of confusion).[1] The journal was often referred to by the editor's name: Gilberts Annalen, Poggendorfs Annalen, Wiedemann's Annalen and so on, or for short Pogg. Ann., Wied. Ann.

After Drude, the work was divided between two editors: experimentalists Wilhelm Wien (1907–1928) and Eduard Grüneisen (1929–1949) and theoretician Max Planck (1907–1943, had been associate editor from 1895).

In these times, peer-review was not yet standard. Einstein, for example, just sent his manuscripts to Planck who then subsequently published them.

Notable published works

Some of the most famous papers published in Annalen der Physik were:

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 0.841.[15]

See also

References

External links

  • Gallica
  • Annalen der Physik - History
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