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Best physics journals

  1. Feb 7, 2016 #1
    What is the best physics journal for condensed matter physics ?
    And what is the best journal for all branchs of physics that keeps you on update ?
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  3. Feb 7, 2016 #2
    There will be varying opinions, but my view is that it takes more than one journal.
  4. Feb 7, 2016 #3
    What do you recommend for example ?
  5. Feb 7, 2016 #4
    PRL and the other Physical Review journals that include your fields of interest are a good place to start.

    But you will miss some important material if you focus on only a few journals.

    Once I identify a core group of papers in a field of interest, I like to work the paper trails both ways:

    Which papers are cited by the core group of papers?

    Which papers cite the core group of papers?

    For me, following the citation trails of a core group of papers is a much better way to be well informed than sticking to a small number of journals.
  6. Feb 8, 2016 #5
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