Reviews of Modern Physics
Edited byRandall Kamien
Debbie Brodbar
Publication details
American Physical Society (United States)
44.1 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Rev. Mod. Phys.
ISSN0034-6861 (print)
1539-0756 (web)
OCLC no.5975699

Reviews of Modern Physics (often abbreviated RMP) is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Physical Society. It was established in 1929[1] and the current editor-in-chief is Michael Thoennessen. The journal publishes review articles, usually by established researchers, on all aspects of physics and related fields. The reviews are usually accessible to non-specialists and serve as introductory material to graduate students, which survey recent work, discuss key problems to be solved and provide perspectives toward the end.[citation needed]

The journal has published several historically significant papers on quantum foundations,[2] as well as the development of the Standard Model of particle physics.[3][4]


  1. ^ Starace, Anthony F. (February 2019). "The history of Reviews of Modern Physics". Physics Today. 72 (2): 34–35. Bibcode:2019PhT....72b..34S. doi:10.1063/PT.3.4133. ISSN 0031-9228. S2CID 167021724.
  2. ^ DiVincenzo, David P.; Fuchs, Christopher A. (February 2019). "Quantum foundations". Physics Today. 72 (2): 50–51. Bibcode:2019PhT....72b..50D. doi:10.1063/PT.3.4141. ISSN 0031-9228. S2CID 241052502.
  3. ^ Gaillard, Mary K.; Langacker, Paul (February 2019). "Constructing the theory of the standard model". Physics Today. 72 (2): 52–53. Bibcode:2019PhT....72b..52G. doi:10.1063/PT.3.4142. ISSN 0031-9228. S2CID 127811537.
  4. ^ Grannis, Paul; Lüth, Vera (February 2019). "Experimental basis of the standard model". Physics Today. 72 (2): 54–55. Bibcode:2019PhT....72b..54G. doi:10.1063/PT.3.4143. ISSN 0031-9228. S2CID 128106825.