Physica C (Superconductivity and its Applications) publishes peer-reviewed papers on novel developments in the field of superconductivity. Topics include discovery of new superconducting materials and elucidation of their mechanisms, physics of vortex matter, enhancement of critical properties of superconductors, identification of novel properties and processing methods that improve their performance and promote new routes to applications of superconductivity.

The main goal of the journal is to publish:

1. Papers that substantially increase the understanding of the fundamental aspects and mechanisms of superconductivity and vortex matter through theoretical and experimental methods.

2. Papers that report on novel physical properties and processing of materials that substantially enhance their critical performance.

3. Papers that promote new or improved routes to applications of superconductivity and/or superconducting materials, and proof-of-concept novel proto-type superconducting devices.

The editors of the journal will select papers that are well written and based on thorough research that provide truly novel insights.

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Editorial board


  • V.V. Moshchalkov
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • X. Obradors
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
  • S. Tajima
    Osaka University, Toyonaka-Shi, Japan
  • T. Tohyama
    Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • H.-H. Wen
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Advisory Board

  • J. Analytis
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Y. Chen
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • P.C.W. Chu
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
  • H. Eisaki
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
  • A. Gurevich
    Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • B. Janko
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
  • Y. Koike
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • H. Kumakura
    University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • M.N. Kunchur
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • W.-K. Kwok
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • Y. Ma
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • V.A. Maroni
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • M. Noe
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • M. Ogata
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • N.F. Pedersen
    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
  • C. Petrovic
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, New York, USA
  • M. Rupich
    AMSC, Devens, Massachusetts, USA
  • P. Samuely
    Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia
  • A. Sudbø
    Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • H. Suderow
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • F. Tafuri
    University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
  • S. Uchida
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • D. van der Marel
    Université de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • U. Welp
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • N.-C. Yeh
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
  • Y. Yeshurun
    Bar-llan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Y. Yu
    Nanjing University, Nanjing, China