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Physics in Perspective is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Birkhäuser. It covers historical, philosophical, and social scientific perspectives of physics.[1] The editors-in-chief are Joseph D. Martin (Durham University) and Richard Staley (University of Cambridge).


The journal was established in 1999 by John S. Rigden and Roger H. Stuewer,[2][3] "to recognize historical and philosophical studies as essential to understanding the foundations of physics, to appreciating the diffusion of physics into all areas of science, and to conveying the cultural influence of physics on the arts and humanities."[4]
Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed by:

INIS Atomindex
CSA Environmental Sciences
Astrophysics Data System
Zentralblatt MATH
Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences
Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Social Science Citation Index

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 0.625.[5]

Rigden, John S.; Roger H. Stuewer (1999). The Physical Tourist: A Science Guide for the Traveler. Basel: Birkhäuser AG. ISBN 9783764389338.
"New Journal Seeks to Place Physics in Perspective". American Institute of Physics History Newsletter. 30 (1). Spring 1998. Archived from the original on 2008-10-10.
"Physics in Perspective" (PDF). History of Physics Newsletter. American Physical Society. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
Rigden, John S.; Roger H. Stuewer (1999). "Editorial". Physics in Perspective. 1 (1): 1–2. Bibcode:1999PhP.....1....1R. doi:10.1007/s000160050001.
"Physics in Perspective". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2018.

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