About SciPost Physics Lecture Notes


SciPost Physics Lecture Notes is a premium-quality, two-way open access, peer-witnessed refereed Journal for didactic material in the general field of Physics.

It aims at providing scientists with a publishing platform in which uncompromising scientific quality meets the highest achievable standards of open accessibility, with a resolutely international outlook.

Two-way open access means free for readers, free for authors: there are no subscription or download costs, and authors are freed from dealing with article submission and/or processing charges.

The peer-witnessed refereeing process guarantees high-quality, responsible refereeing, with demonstrably greater utility for authors and recognition for referees.


SciPost Physics Lecture Notes publishes outstanding-quality didactic material in the domains of Experimental, Theoretical and Computational physics, among which:

  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Gravitation
  • Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • High-Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Quantum Statistical Mechanics
  • Statistical and Soft Matter Physics


The journal accepts Lecture Notes of different levels:

  • Research-level content is meant for advanced material of interest and importance to current research.
  • Graduate-level content is targeted at MSc and PhD caliber readers.
  • Undergraduate-level content is meant for more introductory material.

Submission and Editorial Process

Authors should follow the submission guidelines to ensure seamless processing of their manuscript. The SciPost Journals Terms and Conditions apply to all Submissions to SciPost Physics Lecture Notes.

All incoming Submissions are checked for plagiarism and follow the peer-witnessed refereeing procedures outlined in Submission and Refereeing procedure.

All publication decisions are taken by the Editorial College (Physics), following the rules set out in the Editorial College by-laws.

Publication: Open Access

Publications in SciPost Physics Lecture Notes are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, allowing freedom to use, reproduce and distribute the articles and related content (unless otherwise noted), for commercial and noncommercial purposes, subject to the citation of the original source.