American Journal of Physics
Contributors – General Information
Audience and Mission
The mission of the American Journal of Physics (AJP) is to publish articles on the educational
and cultural aspects of physics that are useful, interesting, and accessible to a diverse audience
of physics students, educators, and researchers who are generally reading outside their
specialties to broaden their understanding of physics and to expand and enhance their pedagogical
toolkits at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
See the AJP Statement of Editorial Policy for a more complete description
of the types of manuscripts that are appropriate for AJP. Additional policies
apply to manuscripts submitted to the Physics Education Research Section.
Detailed Instructions for Contributors
The American Journal of Physics is a publication of the American Association of Physics
Teachers (AAPT). Members and nonmembers are equally welcome to submit manuscripts, and author
membership status is not a criterion for manuscript acceptance. Still, we strongly encourage
authors to join AAPT in order to
obtain personal access to AAPT's journals, receive various other professional benefits of membership,
and support the publication of AJP and the other worthwhile endeavors of AAPT.
Special rates are available for international members.