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Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

  • ISSN: 0378-4371

Next planned ship date: May 27, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 2.9
  • Impact factor: 3.3

Recognized by the European Physical Society Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications publishes research in the field of statistical mechanics and its applications. St… Read more

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Recognized by the European Physical Society

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications publishes research in the field of statistical mechanics and its applications. Statistical mechanics sets out to explain the behaviour of macroscopic systems, or the large scale, by studying the statistical properties of the microscopic or nanoscopic constituents. Applications of the concepts and techniques of statistical mechanics include: applications to physical and physiochemical systems such as solids, liquids and gases, interfaces, glasses, colloids, complex fluids, polymers, complex networks, applications to economic and social systems (e.g. socio-economic networks, financial time series, agent based models, systemic risk, market dynamics, computational social science, science of science, evolutionary game theory, cultural and political complexity), and traffic and transportation (e.g. vehicular traffic, pedestrian and evacuation dynamics, network traffic, swarms and other forms of collective transport in biology, models of intracellular transport, self-driven particles), as well as biological systems (biological signalling and noise, biological fluctuations, cellular systems and biophysics); and other interdisciplinary applications such as artificial intelligence (e.g. deep learning, genetic algorithms or links between theory of information and thermodynamics/statistical physics.).

Physica A does not publish research on mathematics (e.g. statistics) or mathematical methods (e.g. solving differential equations) unless an original application to a statistical physics problem is included. Also research on fluid mechanics intended for an engineering readership as well as ordinary economic/econometrical studies falls outside the scope of Physica A.

Specific subfields covered by the journal are statistical mechanics applications to:

Soft matter

Biological systems and systems biology

Chemical systems

Econophysics and sociophysics

Traffic and transportation

Phase transitions

Complex systems

Deep learning, genetic algorithms and other methods of AI



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