About CPL


Chinese Physics Letters (CPL) is sponsored by Institute of Physics, CAS and the Chinese Physical Society (CPS), and hosted online by IOP Publishing.
Launched in 1984 as CPS’s flagship journal, CPL has long been a prestigious physics letter journal in China, and is the first choice for Chinese physicists to report their significant advances. Nowadays it is dedicated to build an internationally recognized platform for researchers to publish novel research works.



Journal Scope

Chinese Physics Letters provides rapid publication of short reports and important research in all fields of physics. The submitted manuscripts should be scientifically rigorous, report enough original results, make a substantive contribution in a specific research area and generate broad interest to CPL’s readers.


Article types

Chinese Physics Letters welcomes submissions of the following article types:


□ Letters: reports of high-quality original research with conclusions representing a significant advance in the field.

□ Express Letters: to disseminate important high-quality articles as soon as possible.

□ Viewpoints: written by leading researchers in their fields, these articles present the background to and overview of a particular field, focusing on important articles recently published in CPL.


Benefits of publishing in CPL


□ Your work will receive quick and high-quality peer review: first-round review normally takes less than 30 days with an Editorial Board committed to fair and high-quality peer review standards

□ Get high visibility for your research: CPL is indexed by SCI and Scopus, with more than 3000 institutions accessing CPL content outside of China, and your research will be promoted widely

□ Good selection of Editors’ Suggestion in every issue, and special worldwide multichannel promotion for these papers (Email Campaigns, Social Media)

□ CPL awards authors with its annual High-Impact Paper award


Express Letters

To publish and disseminate important high-quality articles as soon as possible, Chinese Physics Letters introduced a special EXPRESS LETTERS section in 2012. Over 80 articles have been published with an average submission-to-publication time of 7 days.


□ Rapid publication: 7 days on average from submission to publication online

□ A collection acknowledged as high quality: articles receive an average of 20 citations per article

□ News and Views by world's leading physics magazine and researchers

□ Far reaching multichannel promotion of the articles within this section

□ No page length limitation, No publication charge


2020 statistics


□  Impact Factor of 2020: 1.483

□ Published articles in 2020: 293

□ From submission to Acception: ~ 46 days

□ Online pre-publication period: ~ 74 days