About the American Journal of Physics
The American Journal of Physics is devoted
to the educational and cultural aspects of physics.
Welcome to the American Journal of Physics (AJP) Editor's website. This website is designed to provide
useful resources for contributors, reviewers, readers, and other friends of AJP. Below is a listing
of what you will find on this website.
About the Journal
AJP Online: All issues of the American Journal of Physics are available online.
Browsing abstracts and tables of contents of online issues use of the online search engine is unrestricted. Member subscribers should
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Join AAPT: The American Journal of Physics
is a publication of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Authors who submit manuscripts and are not members
of AAPT are strongly encouraged to join the Association to receive personal access to AAPT's journals. In addition to
various other professional benefits of membership, the collective support of members enhance the high quality of AJP
content that is recognized the world over. Special rates are available for international members.
Emailing the AJP Editor: In general, authors should not email the Editor regarding manuscript submissions.
The editorial office receives approximately 80 submissions per month and this does not leave time to respond to questions
that are answered elsewhere. A thorough reading of this website will likely answer all of your submission questions.
In particular, all authors should make use of our web-based submission system.
Also, please note that it is usually
inappropriate to email the Editor to complain about reviews or seek extra reviews. In most cases the Editor will not
be in a position to respond to such emails. In most cases the reviewers know as much (or more) about the topic as
the author, and at times the reviewers are those suggested by the author. When the reviews are negative,
we typically find that the reviewers have made the correct recommendation. Often, the writing is
unclear or the manuscript is too narrowly focused for AJP. The proper procedure is to submit your
work to a more appropriate journal or to revise your manuscript taking into account the reviewers'
concerns, and then resubmit with a cover letter that explains the changes and any disagreements with
the reviews. However, authors should realize that if the Editor does not encourage resubmission,
there is a low probability that the manuscript will be eventually accepted.
The editorial staff works hard to maintain the excellent quality of AJP and we are always
interested in ways to improve the journal and this website. If you have specific comments or
suggestions on how to improve the quality of AJP, please feel free to contact us at: