We are very pleased to announce a further step towards
a truly European Journal.
Beginning with this first issue of the 1999 volumes of EPJ,
the Journal of the Italian Physical Society, Il Nuovo Cimento, Section D,
merges with The European Physical Journal, Sections B - Condensed Matter
Physics - and D - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. It is our great
to welcome our Italian colleagues as authors and readers of EPJ B&D.
convinced that this cooperation
of physicists from three
will allow us to publish a high
level European journal,
with a worldwide authorship
To extend and address more completely the various fields of science, covered in EPJ,
Profs. F.T. Arecchi and A. Paoletti have been nominated
co-Editors in Chief and Italian physicists will join the editorial board.
EPJ has been very successful during its first year.
The unexpectedly large number of submissions had to be met with an increase
of the editorial staff. The submission procedure,
being continuously improved, remains unchanged by the merger.
As evidenced by the increased number of subscribers, the interested
audience of our journal is larger now than
it has been for its forerunners before the merger,
making it even more
attractive to submit
Needless to say, further partners from more countries are very
welcome to join our venture. Let us continue together to develop and
design a modern Journal in which the best results of our
research efforts will be published.
The Editors in Chief of EPJ B&D
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