Physical Sciences

Browse the latest Impact Factors for your favourite Taylor & Francis Group titles. Search for journals in Chemistry, Materials Science & Physics below.

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Analytical Letters (1.088) is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, accelerated articles, or mini-reviews on important developments in all areas of analytical chemistry, including electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, separations, and spectroscopy.

Applied Spectroscopy Reviews (4.617) provides the latest information on the principles, methods, and applications of all the diverse branches of spectroscopy, from X-ray, infrared, Raman, atomic absorption, and ESR to microwave, mass, NQR, NMR, and ICP.

Catalysis Reviews (7.526) stimulates new and progressive views on the fields of catalytic science and engineering for an international audience of industrial and academic research communities.

Chemistry and Ecology (1.281) reflects how chemical form and state, as well as other basic properties, are critical in their influence on biological systems and that understanding of the routes and dynamics of the transfer of materials through atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic systems, and the associated effects, calls for an integrated treatment.

Comments on Inorganic Chemistry (1.100) publishes focused articles of any length that critique or comment upon new concepts, or which introduce new interpretations or developments of long-standing concepts.

Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (2.667) continues to be a dependable resource for both the expert and the student by providing in-depth, scholarly, insightful reviews of important topics within the discipline of analytical chemistry and related measurement sciences.

Crystallography Reviews (1.529) covers all theoretical and applied aspects of biological, chemical, industrial, mineralogical and physical crystallography.

Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures (0.812) publishes research of original work in all areas of CARBON research including fullerenes, nanotubes, nanodiamond, graphene, any type of carbon nanostructure and any work dealing with carbon and carbon-related topics.

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews (1.512) focuses on rapid publication of innovative new syntheses and procedures that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous materials. 
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Instrumentation Science & Technology (0.525) is an internationally acclaimed forum for fast publication of critical, peer reviewed manuscripts dealing with innovative instrument design and applications in chemistry, physics biotechnology and environmental science.

International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (1.411) comprises original research on all aspects of analytical work related to environmental problems. This includes analysis of organic, inorganic and radioactive pollutants in air, water, sediments and biota; and determination of harmful substances, including analytical methods for the investigation of chemical or metabolic breakdown patterns in the environment and in biological samples.

International Reviews in Physical Chemistry (6.094) publishes review articles describing frontier research areas in physical chemistry. Internationally renowned scientists describe their own research in the wider context of the field.

Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies (0.935) provides a unique platform for stable isotope studies in geological and life sciences, with emphasis on ecology.

Journal of Asian Natural Products Research (1.009) publishes chemical and pharmaceutical studies in the English language in the field of natural product research on Asian ethnic medicine.

Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry (0.738) serves as an international forum for research advances involving the chemistry and biology of carbohydrates.

Journal of Coordination Chemistry (1.756) publishes the results of original investigations of coordination complexes, loosely defined as the interactions of organic or inorganic ligands with metal centres. Original investigations may involve syntheses, structures, physical and chemical properties, kinetics and mechanisms of reactions, calculations and applications of coordination compounds.

Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology (1.112) is an international journal covering fundamental and applied aspects of dispersions, emulsions, vesicles, microemulsions, liquid crystals, particle suspensions and sol-gel processes.

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience (0.832) exists to bring together the most significant papers making original contributions to nanoscience in a range of fields including biology and biochemistry, physics, chemistry, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, materials, pharmaceuticals and medicine. .

Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies (0.669) is an internationally acclaimed forum for fast publication of critical, peer reviewed manuscripts dealing with analytical, preparative and process scale liquid chromatography and all of its related technologies.

Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A (0.963) is a necessary resource for academic and industrial scientists and engineers whose interests center on both synthetic and naturally occurring polymers and their applications.

Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B (0.620) Devoted to the publication of significant fundamental contributions to the physics of macromolecular solids and liquids, both synthetic and natural, this international journal publishes original research in all of the areas generally included in both polymer solid state and liquid physics.

Journal of Sulfur Chemistry (0.945) is an international journal for the dissemination of scientific results in the rapidly expanding realm of sulfur chemistry.

Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology (1.830) is focused on the rapid publication of research advances in the chemistry of bio-based materials and products, including all aspects of wood-based polymers, chemicals, materials, and technology.

Liquid Crystals (2.244) publishes accounts of original research concerned with all aspects of liquid crystal science and technology, including experimental and theoretical studies ranging from molecular design and synthesis to applications engineering.

Liquid Crystals Reviews (3.933) publishes review articles on all aspects of liquid crystal fundamentals and applied science, including experimental and theoretical studies of physical and chemical properties, molecular design and synthesis and engineering of liquid crystal devices. 

Molecular Physics (1.837) is a well-established international journal publishing original high quality papers in chemical physics and physical chemistry. The journal covers all experimental and theoretical aspects of molecular science.

Molecular Simulation (1.678) covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation. The journal brings together the most significant papers concerned with applications of simulation methods, and original contributions to the development of simulation methodology. content.

Natural Product Research (1.057) publishes important contributions in the field of natural product chemistry. The journal covers all aspects of research in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds.

Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids (0.876)  publishes research articles, short notices, and concise, critical reviews of related topics that focus on the chemistry and biology of nucleosides, nucleotides, and nucleic acids.

Organic Preparations and Procedures International (1.750) publishes important, bimonthly research relevant to organic chemists engaged in synthesis. It is devoted to preparative organic chemistry, organometallic compounds, and procedures generally related to synthesis.

Physics & Chemistry of Liquids (1.111) publishes experimental and theoretical papers, letters and reviews aimed at furthering the understanding of the liquid state. The coverage embraces the whole spectrum of liquids, from simple monatomic liquids and their mixtures, through charged liquids (e.g. ionic melts, liquid metals and their alloys, ions in aqueous solution, and metal-electrolyte systems) to molecular liquids of all kinds.

Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements (0.723) is a monthly publication intended to disseminate current trends and novel methods to those working in the broad and interdisciplinary field of heteroatom chemistry.

Polymer Reviews (6.216) publishes topical issues, consisting of invited high quality reviews on topics of current interest in all areas of macromolecular science and engineering.

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (0.959) The purpose of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds is to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for all aspects of research related to polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC).

Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1.114) is an international forum for rapid dissemination of high quality research results dealing with all aspects of preparative techniques in biochemistry, biotechnology and other life science disciplines.

SAR & QSAR in Environmental Research (1.897) publishes papers on the fundamental and practical aspects of the structure-activity and structure-property relationships in the fields of environmental science, agrochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology and applied chemistry.

Separation & Purification Reviews (5.824) This international journal deals with fundamental and applied aspects of separation processes related to a number of fields.

Separation Science and Technology (1.083) This international journal deals with fundamental and applied aspects of separation processes related to a number of fields.

Soft Materials (1.333) Providing a common forum for all soft matter scientists, Soft Materials covers theory, simulation, and experimental research in this rapidly expanding and interdisciplinary field.

Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange (1.969) focuses on publishing original research papers, reviews, and notes that address all aspects of solvent extraction, ion exchange, and closely related methods.

Spectroscopy Letters (0.885) provides vital coverage of all types of spectroscopy across all the disciplines where they are used—including novel work in fundamental spectroscopy, applications, diagnostics and instrumentation.

Supramolecular Chemistry (1.467) welcomes manuscripts from the fields and sub-disciplines related to supramolecular chemistry. From crown ethers to calixarenes, supramolecular modelling studies to the modification and assembly of artificial DNA, as well as inorganic-based systems, we interpret supramolecular chemistry in the broadest sense.

Synthesis & Reacactivity In Inorganic & Metal-Organic Chemistry (0.493) is devoted to the rapid dissemination of original research papers of relevance to inorganic and metal-organic chemists and nano-scientists engaged in synthesis and characterization of Inorganic, Main Group, Metal-Organic and Nano-Particulate Constructs.

Synthetic Communications (1.065) presents communications describing new methods, reagents, and other synthetic work pertaining to organic chemistry with sufficient experimental detail to permit reported reactions to be repeated by a chemist reasonably skilled in the art.

Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society (0.548) is a quarterly Journal devoted to current scientific research, technology and industry-related news on glass and ceramics.

The Journal of Adhesion (1.409) is dedicated to perpetuating understanding of the phenomenon of adhesion and its practical applications.

Materials Science

Advanced Composite Materials (1.029) publishes articles focused on physical, chemical, mechanical and other properties of advanced composites as well as their constituent materials; experimental and theoretical studies relating microscopic to macroscopic behavior; testing and evaluation with emphasis on environmental effects and reliability and more.

Advances in Applied Ceramics (1.162) provides international coverage of high-quality research on functional ceramics, engineering ceramics and bioceramics.The journal aims to enhance fundamental understanding and applied knowledge of the relationship between processing, microstructure and properties of ceramics.

Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly (0.479) publishes original contributions on all aspects of metallurgy and materials science, including mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, materials processing, physical metallurgy and the service behaviour of materials. 

Composite Interfaces (1.046) provides a forum for interdisciplinary scientific and engineering research on composite interfaces/interphases and their related phenomena. Presenting new concepts for composite interface study, the journal balances interest in chemistry, physical properties, mechanical properties, molecular structures, characterization techniques and theories.

Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology (0.705)  provides broad international coverage of research and practice in corrosion processes and corrosion control. Peer-reviewed contributions address all aspects of corrosion engineering and corrosion science.

Designed Monomers and Polymers (1.497) provides a forum for the prompt publication of peer-reviewed, English-language papers on all areas of macromolecular design and application. Emphasis will be placed on the macromolecular preparations including the synthesis, characterization and application of monomers.

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (0.347) is a quarterly journal that aims to set contemporary and historical developments in the sciences and technology into their wider social and cultural context and to illuminate their interrelations with the humanities and arts.

International Journal of Cast Metals Research (0.500) is devoted to the dissemination of peer reviewed information on the science and engineering of cast metals, solidification and casting processes.

International Materials Reviews (7.914)  publishes peer-reviewed critical assessments of the literature on all aspects of materials science and engineering. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. 

Ironmaking & Steelmaking (0.757) monitors international technological advances in the industry with a strong element of engineering and product related material. First class refereed papers from the international iron and steel community cover all stages of the process, from ironmaking and its attendant technologies, through casting and steelmaking, to rolling, forming and delivery of the product, including monitoring, quality assurance and environmental issues.

Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (0.863) provides a forum for the basic and applied aspects of adhesion, chemistry of adhesives, coatings and sealants, and structure-properties relationships in adhesive joints and deals with applications of adhesion principles in all areas of technology.

Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition (1.733) publishes fundamental research on the properties of polymeric biomaterials and the mechanisms of interaction between such biomaterials and living organisms, with special emphasis on the molecular and cellular levels.

Materials at High Temperature (0.709) welcomes contributions relating to high temperature applications in the power generation, aerospace, chemical engineering, processing, and furnace industries.

Materials Science & Technology (1.008) is an international forum for the publication of refereed contributions covering fundamental and technological aspects of materials science and engineering.

Materials Technology (1.442) provides an international medium for the communication of progress in the field of functional materials (advanced materials in which composition, structure and surface are functionalised to confer specific, applications-oriented properties). 

Plastics, Rubber & Composites (0.570) provides an international forum for the publication of original, peer-reviewed research on the macromolecular engineering of polymeric and related materials and polymer matrix composites. 

Powder Metallurgy (0.741) provides an international forum for the publication of original, peer-reviewed research on the macromolecular engineering of polymeric and related materials and polymer matrix composites.

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (3.433) is a leading open access, international journal for outstanding research articles across all aspects of materials science. Our audience is the international materials community across the disciplines of materials science, physics, chemistry, biology as well as engineering.

Science & Technology of Welding & Joining (1.659) is an international peer-reviewed journal covering both the basic science and applied technology of welding and joining.

Surface Engineering (1.081) provides a forum for the publication of refereed material on both the theory and practice of this important enabling technology, embracing science, technology and engineering. 

The Journal of The Textile Institute (1.128) welcomes papers concerning research and innovation, reflecting the professional interests of the Textile Institute in science, engineering, economics, management and design related to the textile industry and the use of fibres in consumer and engineering applications.

Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing (0.688) provides international peer-reviewed coverage of all aspects of surface finishing, surface engineering and surface functionalisation, from fundamental research to in-service applications. 


Advances in Physics (18.000)  publishes authoritative critical reviews by experts on topics of interest and importance to condensed matter physicists. It is intended for motivated readers with a basic knowledge of the journal’s field and aims to draw out the salient points of a reviewed subject from the perspective of the author.

Contemporary Physics (5.000)  presents authoritative, lucid, introductory review articles on important recent developments in physics. The articles are specially commissioned from experts in their field. The authors aim to review comprehensively the current state of their subject and place it within a broader context of contemporary research, industrial possibilities and applications in an accessible way.

Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences (5.556) Covering topics in solid state materials properties, processing, and applications, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences brings you the latest and most important new developments and understandings.

Ferroelectrics (0.491) is designed to provide a forum for people working in ferroelectrics and related materials such as ferroelastics, ferroelectric-ferromagnetics, electrooptics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, nonlinear dielectrics, and liquid crystals.

Ferroelectrics Letters Section (0.600) is a separately published section of the international journal Ferroelectrics. Both sections publish theoretical, experimental and applied papers on ferroelectrics and related materials.

Fiber and Integrated Optics (0.373) is an international bimonthly journal that disseminates significant developments and in-depth surveys in the fields of fiber and integrated optics.

Journal of Modern Optics (1.267) was founded in 1953 - some years before the advent of the laser - as an international journal of optics. Since then optical research has changed greatly; fresh areas of inquiry have been explored, different techniques have been employed and the range of application has greatly increased. The journal has continued to reflect these advances as part of its steadily widening scope.

Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (0.712) exists for the publication of original research papers and short communications, occasional survey articles and conference reports on the fluid mechanics of the earth and planets, including oceans, atmospheres and interiors, and the fluid mechanics of the sun, stars and other astrophysical objects.

Imaging Science (0.454) is the official scientific journal of The Royal Photographic Society, supported by the Society's Imaging Science Group. It covers exclusively both fundamental and applied scientific aspects of imaging.

Integrated Ferroelectrics (0.375) provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for electronic engineers and physicists as well as process and systems engineers, ceramicists, and chemists who are involved in research, design, development, manufacturing and utilization of integrated ferroelectric devices.

International Journal of High Pressure Research (1.014) is the leading journal for research in high pressure science and technology. The journal publishes original full-length papers and short research reports of new developments, as well as timely review articles.

Journal of Energetic Materials (1.017) fills the need for an international forum of scientific and technical interchange in the disciplines of explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics.

Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals (0.532)  publishes original research papers of both an experimental and theoretical nature in three areas of specialization: liquid crystals (electro- and magneto-optical phenomena, thermodynamics, phase transitions, structure, NMR and orientation controlled spectroscopy, and theory), molecular crystals (spectroscopy, energy, and charge transfer, solid state reactions, photo and radiation effects); low-dimensional solids (structure, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, transport mechanisms).

Phase Transitions (0.858) is the only journal devoted exclusively to this important subject. It provides a focus for papers on most aspects of phase transitions in condensed matter. Although emphasis is placed primarily on experimental work, theoretical papers are welcome if they have some bearing on experimental results

Philosophical Magazine (1.632) The Editors of Philosophical Magazine consider for publication contributions describing original experimental and theoretical results, computational simulations and concepts relating to the structure and properties of condensed matter. The submission of papers on novel measurements, phases, phenomena, and new types of material is encouraged.

Philosophical Magazine Letters (0.918) is the rapid communications part of the highly respected Philosophical Magazine, which was first published in 1798. Its Editors consider for publication short and timely contributions in the field of condensed matter describing original results, theories and concepts relating to the structure and properties of crystalline materials, ceramics, polymers, glasses, amorphous films, composites and soft matter.

Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids (0.472) covers a wide range of topics under radiation and plasma sciences. The range of contributions encompasses: radiation physics; radiochemistry, radiobiology and physical effects of medical irradiation, including research on radiative cell degeneration; optical, electrical and mechanical effects of radiation, and their secondary effects such as diffusion and particle emission from surfaces; plasma techniques and plasma phenomena.

Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport (0.538) Emphasizing computational methods and theoretical studies, this unique journal invites articles on neutral-particle transport, kinetic theory, radiative transfer, charged-particle transport, and macroscopic transport phenomena. 

Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (0.772) covers all aspects of electromagnetic wave theory and its applications. It publishes original papers and review articles on new theories, methodologies and computational techniques, and interpretations of both theoretical and experimental results.

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology (1.202) publishes internationally peer-reviewed papers that contribute to the exchange of research, ideas and developments in the field of nuclear science and technology, to contribute peaceful and sustainable development of the world.

Waves in Random and Complex Media (1.061) The field of wave phenomena is all-pervading, fast-moving and exciting; more and more, researchers are looking for a journal which addresses the understanding of wave-matter interactions in increasingly complex natural and engineered media. With its foundations in the scattering and propagation community, Waves in Random and Complex Media is becoming a key forum for research in both established fields such as imaging through turbulence, as well as emerging fields such as metamaterials.