The European Physical Journal C (EPJ C) is an open-access single-blind peer-reviewed journal, APCs completely covered by SCOAP3 ( and licensed under CC BY 4.0. EPJ C presents new and original research results in theoretical physics and experimental physics, in a variety of formats, including Regular Articles, Reviews, Tools for Experiment and Theory, Scientific Notes and Letters. The range of topics is extensive:

Experimental Physics I: Accelerator Based High-Energy Physics
Hadron and lepton collider physics
Lepton-nucleon scattering
High-energy nuclear reactions
Standard model precision tests
Search for new physics beyond the standard model
Heavy flavour physics
Neutrino properties
Particle detector developments
Computational methods and analysis tools

Experimental Physics II: Astroparticle Physics
Dark matter searches
High-energy cosmic rays
Double beta decay
Long baseline neutrino experiments
Neutrino astronomy
Axions and other weakly interacting light particles
Gravitational waves and observational cosmology
Particle detector developments
Computational methods and analysis tools

Theoretical Physics I: Phenomenology of the Standard Model and Beyond
Electroweak interactions
Quantum chromo dynamics
Heavy quark physics and quark flavour mixing
Neutrino physics
Phenomenology of astro- and cosmoparticle physics
Meson spectroscopy and non-perturbative QCD
Low-energy effective field theories
Lattice field theory
High temperature QCD and heavy ion physics
Phenomenology of supersymmetric extensions of the SM
Phenomenology of non-supersymmetric extensions of the SM
Model building and alternative models of electroweak symmetry breaking
Flavour physics beyond the SM
Computational Algorithms and Tools

Theoretical Physics II: Gravitation, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, General Aspects of Quantum Field Theories, and Alternatives
Classical and quantum theory of gravitation
Extended theories of gravity
High-energy astroparticle physics
Cosmology and the early universe
Black hole dynamics
Mathematical aspects of quantum field theories, and alternatives
Supergravity and string theory
Gauge/gravity dualities

Commonly used title abbreviations: Eur. Phys. J. C, Eur.Phys.J.C, EPJC, EPJ C

  • Offers new and original research results in Theoretical and Experimental physics
  • Formats include Regular Articles, Reviews, Tools for Experiment and Theory, Scientific Notes and Letters
  • Covers a broad range of topics in both Theoretical physics and Experimental physics
  • 90% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
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  • Günther Dissertori,
  • Jocelyn Monroe,
  • Dominik J. Schwarz,
  • Kostas Skenderis,
  • Giulia Zanderighi
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