Reviews of Modern Physics

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Reviews of Modern Physics 
Discipline Physics
Language English
Edited by Randall Kamien
Debbie Brodbar
Publication details
Publication history
1929-present
Publisher
American Physical Society  (United States)
Frequency Quarterly
36.917
Standard abbreviations
Rev. Mod. Phys.
Indexing
CODEN RMPHAT
ISSN 0034-6861  (print)
1539-0756  (web)
LCCN 31021290
OCLC  no. 5975699
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Reviews of Modern Physics is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Physical Society. It was established in 1929 and the current editor-in-chief is Michael Thoennessen. The journal publishes review articles, usually by established researchers, on all aspects of physics and related fields. The reviews are usually accessible to non-specialists and serve as introductory material to graduate students, which survey recent work, discuss key problems to be solved and provide perspectives toward the end. RMP is arguably one of the most, if not the most, prestigious, authoritative and highly impacting journals in the field of physics. Its most recent impact factor for 2016 is 36.917 with a 5-year impact factor of 45.547.

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The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's second largest organization of physicists. The Society publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, and organizes more than twenty science meetings each year. APS is a member society of the American Institute of Physics.

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