Journal de Physique Archives

The Journal de Physique (and its archives) is one of the numerous predecessor journals that now constitute the European Physical Journal EPJ B, D, E, AP, ST and EPL (Europhysics Letters).

Invest in Nobel-winning physics: 50% discount on an outright purchase of the Journal de Physique digital archives. For more information, contact Nathalie Clément.


Researchers seek the highest quality physics regardless of where or when it was published or the language of publication. The Journal de Physique archives are full of the biggest names in physics including Curie, Langevin, de Broglie and, more recently, Alain Aspect. This bi-lingual e-resource spans 1872-1997 – undoubtedly, one of the most exciting and influential periods in physics research.

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For researchers

  • 125 years of research excellence from physics pioneers and Nobel Prize winners
  • Historical context for current research
  • In English and French (approximately 60/40)
  • More than 300,000 pages, representing over 49,500 articles
  • Digitised to the highest quality

For institutions

  • A unique and timeless e-resource
  • Fairly priced with flexible options
  • Outright purchase or subscription
  • No annual platform or hosting fees
  • Rich, English language metadata and keywords
“There is undoubtedly educational value to reading ‘legacy papers’, and this holds true for articles written in any language.”

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Information and contact

To find out more about the other EDP Sciences physics and materials science archives and the value of archives, visit our general Archives page.

Alternatively, contact Nathalie Clément to discuss the Journal de Physique archives which are available as an outright purchase or subscription.

“Resources such as the EDP Sciences archives demonstrate that English is not the sole language of science. Moreover, given the high quality and wide availability of translation technology, materials in languages other than English are no longer inaccessible to English-only readers. Scientific findings reported in languages other than English enrich science and its communication.”

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