Word from Oxford

Physics is a scientific discipline with astounding breadth. Rooted in our desire to understand and explain the natural world, it explores the fundamental concepts of matter, space, time, energy, and the behavior of the universe – at every scale from the subatomic particle to the universe itself, and with applications in fields as diverse as cancer treatment, professional basketball, planetary exploration, and the design of television screens.

I am excited to announce that Oxford University Press has partnered with the American Institute of Physics to launch the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics, an expansive new scholarly reference resource. In the coming months, I will be working with Editor in Chief Professor Brian Foster and the subject experts on our Advisory and Editorial Boards to continue laying the foundations for the project.

The ORE of Physics will occupy a unique and valuable place within the overwhelming volume of online scientific content available to researchers and advanced students in physics and related disciplines. Through a comprehensive set of in-depth overview articles, the encyclopedia will offer background and critical perspective for researchers in physics who are seeking an authoritative grounding in unfamiliar subjects. It will merge the cutting-edge quality of a peer-reviewed scientific journal with encyclopedic scope and the dynamic nature of an updateable online publication. The ORE and its contents will evolve alongside new developments in the field, and at every stage, it will be strengthened by the efforts of authors, reviewers, and editors from the global scholarly community.

Please check this site for updates and news about the project, and consider getting involved.


Sarah Kain

Acquisitions Editor