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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, plus eight supplementary focus issues. Take a look at these highlights we have planned for 2015.

Special issue: International Year of Light (March 2015)
Celebrating all things light by examining the latest optical technologies and official initiatives such as Study After Sunset.

Special issue: Weird natural phenomena (July 2015)
Featuring marvels of atmospheric and environmental physics such as colossal "rogue" waves at sea and "Whistler" waves from volcanoes.

Special issue: Physics at the extreme (November 2015)
Covering all things superlative in physics, from the highest magnetic field lab, through the highest-intensity laser to the hottest experiment on the planet.

Graduate careers (March and October 2015)
Career-focused content specifically designed for students in their final year of university and those who have recently graduated from science-related subjects.

Collection on Light (January 2015)
In this new digital-only publication to celebrate the International Year of Light, we hand-pick the very best content from the Physics World archives related to the science and technology of light.

Focus on Medical Imaging (February 2015)
Investigating the physics behind new imaging techniques and offer expert views on the latest advance in image acquisition, processing and analysis.

Focus on Nanotechnology (April 2015)
Physics World examines some of the latest advances and applications in nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Focus on Optics & Photonics (June 2015)
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 Technology (August 2015)
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 2015)
We'll be taking a look at the construction of new neutron-scattering sources, the development of instruments to use them and some of the cutting-edge science that researchers using these facilities will be carrying out.

Focus on Astronomy & Space Science (December 2015)
Exploring the cutting-edge technology underpinning the next generation of telescopes, satellites, spacecraft and planetary rovers – as well as some of the science these projects will be carrying out.

Special report: Mexico (September 2015)
Mexico is easily the most important scientific power in Central America, but what are the challenges and opportunities for the nation's physicists? 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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210,100 monthly visitors
291,300 monthly visits
466,800 monthly page views
220,400 registered users

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65,700 weekly newswire subscribers
50,700 fortnightly eventswire subscribers
79,800 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.

White papers

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.

Why recruit with
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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