Comptes Rendus

Our journal

Focus and scope

Comptes Rendus Physique is a peer-reviewed electronic journal with open access that covers the whole field of physics and astrophysics.

It mainly publishes pecial issues, whose authors are chosen among the most active researchers in the field. The coordination of each special issue is ensured by one or more guest editors, guaranteeing the consideration of the most recent and significant results.

It also publishes original research articles, review articles, historical perspectives, pedagogical texts or conference proceedings and texts reflecting the activity of the French Academy of sciences in the field of Physics, with no limit in length and in a format as flexible as necessary (figures, associated data, etc.). Articles are published in English or French.


Editorial process

Comptes Rendus Physique follows a strict and transparent peer review policy, in a single blind process, in order to ensure the excellence of its contents:

  1. All manuscripts submitted to Comptes Rendus Physique are first evaluated by the editor (editor-in-chief, guest editor or associate editor) in charge of the submission, to verify that they meet the general criteria of the journal;
  2. Once this first step is completed, the editor initiates the peer review process and assigns experts;
  3. Authors propose revisions to their manuscript, taking into account the editor's and experts' remarks, until a final version is validated for publication (Accepted Author Manuscript);
  4. This final version of the manuscript is sent to the editorial teams, who prepare the final proofs of the article (Version of Record) and put them online, after receiving the publication agreement signed by the authors.


Code of ethics and good practices

Research published in the Comptes Rendus journals of the French Academy of Sciences must be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and must comply with all applicable legislation, including the French Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

The French Academy of Sciences fully endorses the good research practices advocated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

For more information about the responsibilities of each of the actors in the editorial process (authors, editors and reviewers), please read our Code of ethics and good practices.