Physics Today


Physics Today is the membership magazine of the American Institute of Physics. First published in May 1948, it is issued on a monthly schedule, and is provided to the members of ten physics societies, including the American Physical Society. It is also available to non-members as a paid annual subscription.

Physics Today
Cover of October 2016 issue
EditorRichard Fitzgerald
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Total circulation
(December 2012)
First issue1948
CountryUnited States
Based inCollege Park, Maryland

The magazine informs readers about important developments in overview articles written by experts, shorter review articles written internally by staff, and also discusses issues and events of importance to the science community in politics, education, and other fields. The magazine provides a historical resource of events associated with physics. For example it discussed debunking the physics of the Star Wars program of the 1980s, and the state of physics in China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1970s.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 4.370.[2]


  1. ^ "Physics Today Business Publication Circulation Statement". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Physics Today". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2018.
  • Official website

Archival collections

  • AIP Physics Today Division miscellaneous publications, 1955-2006, Niels Bohr Library & Archives
  • AIP Physics Today Division records of Irwin Goodwin, 1983-1993, Niels Bohr Library & Archives
  • AIP Physics Today Division records, 1948-1971, Niels Bohr Library & Archives
  • AIP Physics Today division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel Prize files, 1954-2013, Niels Bohr Library & Archives