Physical Sciences Open Access

Taylor & Francis have been publishing academic research since 1798 and on an open access basis since 2006. We offer a broad range of author options, enabling authors to publish their material in quality open access journals with a high degree of peer review integrity. Find out more about open access.

Browse our Physical Science open access journals below.

Advances in Physics: X

The aims of Advances in Physics: X are to demonstrate:

  1. the connectivity of Physics, by which we mean the intellectual relationships between one branch of Physics and another, and 
  2. the pervasiveness of Physics, that is, the influence of Physics across (hence the “X”) the boundaries into other disciplines, including chemistry, materials science, engineering, biology and medicine.

Thus the journal will promote the centrality of Physics and physical measurement to modern science and technology, defending the discipline and revealing both its richness and its impact.

Advances in Physics: X draws upon the rich heritage of Advances in Physics, founded by Sir Nevill Mott in 1952 as a spin-off from the Philosophical Magazine, which was itself established in 1798 and has been published by Taylor & Francis since 1822.

Complex Metals

Complex Metals: An Open Access Journal publishes original, insightful and significant studies concerned with the physical and chemical properties, syntheses and structures of metal complexes. The scope includes the following areas of research:

 - Coordination chemistry
 - Organometallic and catalytic chemistry
 - Main group chemistry
 - Bioinorganic chemistry
 - Supramolecular chemistry
 - Materials chemistry

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal focused on rapid publication of innovative new syntheses and procedures that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous materials. Reviews of state-of-the-art green chemistry technologies are also included within the journal's scope.

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews is divided into three overlapping topic areas: research, education, and industrial implementation. The journal publishes both letters, which concisely communicate the most time-sensitive results, and reviews, which aid researchers in understanding the state of science on important green chemistry topics.

International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials

The central aim of International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials is to publish original results, critical reviews, technical discussion and book reviews related to this compelling research field: smart and nano materials, and their applications. We believe that the papers published in this journal will provide cutting edge information and instructive research guidance, encouraging more scientists to make their contribution to this dynamic research field.

The topics of this journal cover the application of smart and nanomaterials in the following fields:

 - Smart materials and structures
 - Nano and multifunctional materials
 - Autonomous materials
 - Nanocomposites
 - Bio-inspired materials and structures
 - Sensors and actuators
 - Structural health monitoring
 - Energy harvesting
 - Self-healing and self-assembly

Journal of Organic Semiconductors

Journal of Organic Semiconductors is a multi-disciplinary Open Access journal whose focus is the science and technology of organic semiconducting materials. The journal publishes original articles on all aspects of organic semiconducting materials, including molecular design and synthesis, processing, optoelectronic properties of organic materials, thin film growth, and characterisation and electronic applications of organic semiconductors.

Research Areas include:

 - Optical, electrical, morphological characterization techniques and parameter extraction
 - Applications of organic electronics, including theory and device design
 - Fabrication of organic semiconductor devices such as organic light emitting diodes, thin film transistors, photovoltaic cells, and metal/semiconductor diode sensors
 - Nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices, sensors, and alternative electronic materials

Materials Research Letters

Materials Research Letters (MRL) is targeted to be a high impact, fast communication letters journal for the materials research community, by the materials research community. 

High quality articles will be selected for publication based on  novelty, significance and potential impact of the reported results. Subjects of interest for publication in  MRL include, but are not limited to, structural materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composite), energy materials (solar energy, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, nuclear energy), functional materials (electronic, magnetic, optical), and low dimensional materials (sheets, tubes, wires, ribbons). Read the journal's Call for Papers and find out how to submit.

All peer review is single blind, and submission is online via  ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Why submit to MRL ?

  • Broad dissemination of high-impact findings
  • Rapid, rigorous reviews 
  • Open access, with low publication fees. ($500 / GBP £313 / EUR 417 €.)