EPJ Impact Factors on the rise
- Published on 25 July 2011
The release of the 2010 ISI Impact Factors is cause for celebrations for all EPJ journals. The growing figures underline the commitment of the Editors and Publishers to uphold high standards of scientific quality in physics publishing. A special word of thanks goes to all referees and authors who support the journals and help us make them successful.
- EPJ A IF: 2.592 (was 1.968)
- EPJ B IF: 1.575 (was 1.466)
- EPJ C IF: 3.248 (was 2.746)
- EPJ D IF: 1.513 (was 1.420)
- EPJ E IF: 2.096 (was 2.019)
- EPJ AP IF: 0.899 (was 0.756)
- EPJ ST IF: 0.838 (was 0.840)
Moreover we are delighted to announce that the most recent additions to the EPJ series, EPJ H – Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics and EPJ Plus, are both already accepted for ISI indexation.
EPJ E - Compare Motor Models: Two-State versus Crossbridge
- Published on 18 July 2011
Rigid two-state and crossbridge are two models of motor assemblies widely used in the literature. But up to now they had never been studied and compared systematically. In cells, motor proteins use chemical energy to generate motion and forces. This thorough comparison presented in EPJE shows that theforce response to a small displacement step is similar in both models to the delayed stretch activation observed in oscillating muscles.
EPJ B welcomes a new Editor-in-Chief for its complex systems section
- Published on 06 July 2011
The publishers of The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Peter Hänggi as a new Editor-in-Chief, who will specifically contribute to the further development of the physics of complex systems section of the journal.
EPJ B - Deciphering complex games
- Published on 15 June 2011
Game theory has changed our way of thinking about socio-economic interaction, shedding light on the consequences of leaving individuals take their choices for the sake of their self-interest. As exemplified by the prisoner's dilemma, the prediction of this approach can be quite far from what welfare optimization would predict.
EPJ Plus – Alternative Electroweak Model without a Higgs
- Published on 10 June 2011
While the hunt is on for the Higgs at the LHC, model building continues to explore also other scenarios. Here, an ultraviolet complete electroweak model is presented that assumes running coupling constants described by energy-dependent entire functions. Contrary to the conventional formulation the action contains no physical scalar fields and no Higgs particle, even if the foreseen masses for particles are compatible with known experimental values.
EPJ D - Speedier Quantum Logic
- Published on 16 May 2011
Quantum information processing requires logical operations with multiple quantum bits. One route to this goal is controlling each qubit with a time-dependent external magnetic field. In this recent paper published in EPJ D, Heule et al. describe ways to perform logical operations on an ENTIRE superconducting qubit chain by controlling just ONE of the end qubits of the chain.
EPJ B – Round-up on the conductivity of carbon nanomaterials
- Published on 11 May 2011
A new Colloquium article by I. Deretzis and A. La Magna published in EPJB reviews the possibilities offered by all-carbon electronics as well as elucidating drawbacks in view of future applications.
Jean Daillant nominated new Director General of SOLEIL
- Published on 02 May 2011
Congratulations to Prof Jean Daillant, member of the EPJ Steering Committee, on his recent appointment as Director General of SOLEIL, the French national synchrotron facility.
EPJ B – New theory predicts dispersion in porous solids
- Published on 08 April 2011
Modeling the transport of fluids in porous solids is a problem of general interest for its implications in construction engineering, industrial catalysis, hydrology, agriculture and geology. The classical approach uses an equation derived from continuum mechanics which is problematic and often gives incorrect predictions. When the porous medium presents many scales of variability the problem becomes intractable.
EPJ E - Unlocking jams in fluid materials
- Published on 08 April 2011
A new theoretical model which helps to understand how to best avoid jamming of soft matter.
In a study recently published in the European Physical Journal E (EPJE), a German scientist constructed a theoretical model to understand how to best avoid jamming of soft matter that can be applied in food and cosmetics production.