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Physics World magazine

As a globally recognized brand, Physics World has for the past 25 years been the Institute of Physics’ membership magazine and is widely recognized as the world’s must-read physics title.

Each month more than 110,000 readers enjoy comprehensive news and analysis, in-depth features, incisive opinion pieces, sound careers advice, reviews of the best new books and multimedia plus the ever-popular Lateral Thoughts page, and thanks to the new Physics World app, keeping up to date has never been easier for our readers.

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Editorial highlights

Physics World is published monthly, with three special issues per year, plus a raft of supplementary products. Take a look at these highlights we have planned for 2017.

Special issue: Coding and computing (March 2017)
Featuring nanowire neural networks, searching for dark matter by data mining and crowd-sourcing code through online competitions.

Special issue: Natural hazards (July 2017)
Exploring the latest physics behind natural hazards as well as how physics-based technologies can help in disaster relief and forecasting.

Special issue: Physics under the sea (November 2017)
From electric eels and deep-sea diving to neutrino experiments and marine optics, we take a peek at what physicists are studying in the oceans.

Physics World Careers (January 2017)
In this new publication from Physics World we highlight career opportunities for those with a background in physics and related subjects. This bumper-sized book includes an extensive employer directory.

Graduate Careers (March and October 2017)
Career-focused content specifically designed for students in their final year of university and those who have recently graduated from science-related subjects.

Focus on Nuclear Energy (April 2017)
Looking at the latest developments in next-generation nuclear-power plants and attempts to turn fusion energy from dream to reality.

Focus on Nanotechnology (May 2017)
Physics World examines some of the latest advances and applications in nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Focus on Optics and Photonics (June 2017)
Investigating how the latest R&D into next-generation optical devices is setting new performance benchmarks and providing an insight into emerging commercial applications.

Focus on Vacuum and Instrumentation (August 2017)
From ground-breaking scientific experiments to innovative industrial processes, we show how the latest vacuum know-how is being exploited to break the performance barrier.

Focus on Neutron Science (October 2017)
Examining the construction of new neutron-scattering sources, the development of instruments to use them and the cutting-edge science that neutron scatterers are carrying out.

Special Report: China (July 2017)
Producing more physics papers than any other nation, China is now a scientific powerhouse – but what are the challenges and opportunities for the nation's physicists?

Special Report: USA (September 2017)
By far the world's strongest and most important physics powerhouse, how is the USA faring under its new Presidential Adminstration? is a comprehensive online resource for the global physics community, which offers an engaging mix of breaking news, in-depth analysis, exclusive multimedia content and free-to-view webinars. Your promotional message can appear alongside relevant editorial material to ensure maximum impact. No other physics website delivers such a qualified audience in such large numbers.

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166,000 monthly visitors
228,000 monthly visits
316,000 monthly page views
240,000 registered users

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67,500 weekly newswire subscribers
54,400 fortnightly eventswire subscribers
85,000 quarterly bookswire subscribers

Physics Connect

Do you want to be found and get new leads? For 25 years, Physics World has been the preferred choice in physics magazines and websites around the world. Now, it's taking a step forwards, offering new and efficient marketing solutions for every business and institution.

Physics Connect offers a number of powerful tools to enhance your online presence and to support your digital marketing strategy. Improve online visibility for your company and the products and services you provide.

Use Physics Connect's highly qualified audience to address decision makers and professionals directly, and increase the number of your sale enquiries.

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A webinar generates targeted and active leads for your product and service. Your company will benefit from a bespoke, real-time, interactive presentation direct to potential customers, with before, during and after marketing.

E-mail sponsorship

  • Newswire – weekly Provides a round-up of key news stories, in-depth articles and white papers from, details of the latest videos from IOP Publishing and much more. Combine brand awareness with timeliness and benefit from increased traffic to your website.
  • Eventswire – bi-weekly Delivers details of upcoming events and is the ideal place to advertise your meeting or conference.
  • Bookswire – quarterly Reviews of the best new popular-physics books and a "buy it now" button allows you to sell direct to a targeted audience.

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Take advantage of's impressive traffic to promote your research and technical papers.


We can offer excellent advertising opportunities for your company to promote its latest marketing message. Whether your company would like to sponsor an existing video, or create a corporate video of your own, we can ensure that your company's marketing message is presented in a vibrant and exciting manner.


Top-level, skyscraper and product category banners are available and the different formats of display advertising across allow for flexibility in design and targeting when reaching your audience.

Recruitment advertising

Advertise your jobs and courses in Physics World magazine

Advertising in our recruitment/classified section is the perfect solution for jobs, fellowships, courses, training and calls for proposals.

Our 110,000 readers work or study in a surprisingly wide range of disciplines – and a print recruitment or classified advertisement is a proven way of reaching them.

  • Direct and efficient – a print advertisement offers you access to a highly qualified readership of physicists.
  • Unrivalled authority – print advertising gives your vacancy kudos, reinforcing the research and prestige of your institution or company.
  • Extended reach – your advertisement will benefit from 60 days posting on our recruitment website Research shows that combining print advertisements with an online presence delivers the best possible results.

Promote your physics and engineering positions with offers you access to motivated jobseekers with a background in physical sciences and engineering. These highly numerate and analytical candidates have the skills to excel in many different job roles, ranging from fundamental research through to computer modelling and industrial manufacturing.

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As a recruiter on, you'll have access to a secure recruiter area to post jobs and manage candidate applications. Plus, all advertised jobs feature in our weekly jobseeker e-mails and on our social media channels to maximize your response.

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