About the Journal
Physics of Fluids is devoted to the publication of original theoretical, computational, and experimental contributions to the dynamics of gases, liquids, and complex or multiphase fluids. The journal is published by AIP Publishing, a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics. Content is published online daily, collected into monthly online and printed issues (12 issues per year).
2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016)*:
Among the Top 4 highly cited journals Physics, Fluids & Plasmas
(Thomson Reuters, 2015)
|Five-Year Impact Factor
|Article Influence Score
* Data from the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016).
ISSN and CODEN
Print: ISSN 1070-6631
Online: ISSN 1089-7666
Focus and Coverage
Physics of Fluids (PoF) is a preeminent journal devoted to the publication of original theoretical, computational, and experimental contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of gases, liquids, and complex or multiphase fluids. Topics published in Physics of Fluids are diverse and reflect the most important subjects in fluid dynamics, including, but not limited to:
- Aerospace and Aeronautical Flow
- Astrophysical Flow
- Biofluid Mechanics
- Complex Fluids
- Compressible Flow
- Contact Lines
- Continuum Mechanics
- Cryogenic Flow
- Electrical and Magnetic Effects in Fluid Flow
- Foam, Bubble and Film Mechanics
- Flow Instability and Transition
- Flow Orientation and Anisotropy
- Flows with Other Transport Phenomena
- Flows with Complex Boundary Conditions
- Flow Visualization
- Fluid Physical Properties
- Fluid-Structure Interactions
- Geophysical Flow
- Interfacial Flow
- Knudsen Flow
- Laminar Flow
- Mathematics of Fluids
- Micro- and Nanofluid Mechanics
- Molecular Theory
- Particulate, Multiphase, and Granular Flow
- Relativistic Fluid Mechanics
- Shockwave Phenomena
- Soft Matter
- Transonic Flow
- Turbulent Flow
- Viscous and Non-Newtonian Flow
Physics of Fluids welcomes review papers on these topics, and its readership also enjoys papers on nascent and emerging topics. Physics of Fluids appeals to both readers from specific subdisciplines or from the fluid dynamics community at large. Articles in Physics of Fluids frequently draw the attention of the popular press.
- A. Jeffrey Giacomin
- NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Rheology
- Chemical Engineering Department
- Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department
- Queen’s University
- Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Daniel De Kee
- Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
- University of Toronto
- Toronto, ON, Canada
- Ole Hassager
- Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
- Technical University of Denmark
- Lyngby, Denmark
- Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos
- Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
- University of British Columbia
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Alessandra S. Lanotte
- Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
- National Research Council
- Lecce, Italy
- Sandra Lerouge
- Department of Physics
- Laboratory Matière et Systèmes Complexes
- Université Paris-Diderot/CNRS
- Paris, France
- Nhan Phan-Thien
- Faculty of Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- National University of Singapore
Term beginning 2016
R. Byron Bird (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Gerald G. Fuller(Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA)
Arne V. Johansson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)
Sangtae Kim (Purdue University, Indiana, USA)
Ronald G. Larson (University of Michigan, Michigan, USA)
Charles Maldarelli (The City College of New York, New York, USA)
Patrick Mather (Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Gareth McKinley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Rossana Pasquino (University of Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy)
Robert Poole (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Liat Rosenfeld (San Jose State University, California, USA)
William A. Sirignano (University of California Irvine, California, USA)
Karen Thole (The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jan Vermant (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland)
Dimitris Vlassopoulos (University of Crete, Greece)
Ken Walters (University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom)
Helen J. Wilson (University College London, United Kingdom)
Publication Standards and Review Procedures
Physics of Fluids publishes papers containing significant new research contributions of the highest intellectual caliber. Review and editorial policy and procedures are intended to maintain Physics of Fluids as the premiere international fluid mechanics journal. The Journal publishes regular articles and Letters. Letters must meet the additional requirement of timeliness (see below). Comments on previously published papers and Errata are also published.
The Journal also occasionally publishes, after review, sets of papers on a single topic, as a special section of a regular journal issue. This includes, but is not limited to, papers presented at special conferences. Prior coordination between the conference organizers and the Editorial Office is necessary for such papers. Occasionally, at the Editors’ discretion, some invited speakers at important meetings are also invited to submit papers based on their talks. These papers are reviewed and must meet the same standards for acceptance as papers published in regular issues.
Authors publishing in Physics of Fluids will retain copyright and are required to complete an exclusive license to publish agreement. It is a tradition of long standing that submission to the Journal implies that the work has neither been previously copyrighted nor accepted for publication elsewhere. Since completion of the License to Publish Agreement is required before publication, electronic acceptance of the Agreement during the submission process can prevent unnecessary delays. Physics of Fluids also requires authors to inform the editors if a paper has been previously submitted to another journal, whether or not it is currently active with that journal.
Submitted manuscripts are initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts failing to meet acceptable standards of English usage, with incomplete or outdated bibliographies, or with content that is technically weak or inappropriate for the scope of the journal will generally be rejected without review. Associate Editors will then review the manuscripts and assign a referee.
The Editor reviews the referee reports and determines whether the paper is acceptable, requires revisions, or is rejected from further consideration. Authors are sent the referee reports and details of any editorial issues, and are given deadlines by which the revised manuscripts, with responses to the referees, must be received by the Editorial Office. When appropriate, the Editor will reject revised manuscripts that are overdue or treat them as new submissions. The revised manuscripts will normally be sent back to the referees for additional review. Generally, a paper is limited to no more than two revisions. Should the Editor feel that no progress is being made with the original referees, he may choose to send the papers to other referees or adjudicators for recommendations (see below). The final decision to accept or reject is made by the Editor. Authors may also withdraw papers at any time.
In addition to regular articles, Physics of Fluids publishes Letters. The purpose of a Letter is to provide rapid dissemination of important new results. Authors submitting a manuscript to be considered as a Letter must include a justification for rapid publication. Results of extended research should not be presented as a series of Letters in place of a comprehensive article. Ordinarily, there is a three-month time limit from date of receipt to acceptance for processing Letters. Letters cannot exceed seven printed pages in the journal.
Physics of Fluids also publishes Comments. The purpose of Comments is to correct significant errors in articles published in the Journal, to take issue with conclusions reached, or to provide additional insight or corroboration. Comments must be concise, substantive, and free of polemics. They must address scientific issues only. Comments on questions of priority or calling attention to an oversight in a reference list are discouraged. The Editor will generally invite the authors of the targeted papers to respond in print if they so desire. The Editor may decide to accept Comments and Responses, if any, for publication only after the two parties have submitted final versions of their pieces. The Editor reserves the right to send Comments and Responses to an adjudicator or to reject one or both for publication.
Physics of Fluids publishes Errata, in which authors correct significant errors of substance in their published manuscripts. Errata should be as short as is consistent with clarity.
An author may appeal the Associate Editor's decision to reject a manuscript by making a request to the Editor that the case be reviewed by a different Associate Editor. Additional rounds of review would only be called for if proper procedures were not followed.
Retraction and Correction Policies
AIP Publishing takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. AIP Publishing places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practice in the academic publishing community. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined in AIP Publishing's Retraction and Correction Policies which can be accessed here.
If a manuscript is determined to be not suitable, and you feel it is appropriate for another AIP Publishing Journal, it is possible for the manuscript to be transferred easily within the AIP Publishing Journal family. AIP Publishing Journals and their respective descriptions can be found here. Carefully review the acceptance criteria for the journal you believe would be appropriate for your manuscript. If you wish to transfer your manuscript to another AIP Publishing journal, please email the editorial office. Please note that transferring manuscript files does not guarantee that the manuscript will be considered by the receiving journal. The transfer option by email is only offered to facilitate the transfer of manuscript files and correspondence without the inconvenience of having to re-enter data and resubmit files to a new journal.
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Through participation in Author Select® and payment of a $2200 fee in support of both publication and archiving costs, authors may instruct the journal to provide free online access to a published article, in perpetuity, to any online user. More details on this option may be found in the Open Access Publication section of this website. Authors may indicate their intention to participate in Author Select when submitting new or revised manuscripts at the journal’s submission website.
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