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AAPT journals, The Physics Teacher and American Journal of PhysicsAAPT publishes two peer-reviewed journals and many other publications in both print and online. The American Journal of Physics is geared to an advanced audience, primarily at the college level. The Physics Teacher focuses on teaching introductory physics at all levels. AAPT eNNOUNCER, is an online-only publication that summarizes recent news from the association, its members, its partners, and from the physical sciences world in general. AAPT members also receive Physics Today, published by the American Institute of Physics, this magazine covers events throughout the physics community.

The American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher, including the full backfile, are included in your membership or institutional subscription. Print copies are available for an additional fee to cover printing and postage.

Online access is through Scitation and requires registration and a separate login from your AAPT membership.  New members receive an email from Scitation with registration information.  If you need assistance with your online journal access contact the Scitation help desk at help@scitation.org.

You have the option of receiving print copies of the journals for an additional fee. If you have included print copies of the journals, they will arrive in your mailbox 4-6 weeks after you join.  Additional postage is required to mail journals to addresses outside of North America.

For more information about these journals, or for information about products offered in the AAPT Physics Store, follow the links below.


Published monthly on or about the 1st of each month, eNNOUNCER is an online-only publication that provides a summary of recent activities and news across AAPT. Major sections include Action Items and Notable Dates; Member News; News from the National Office; Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, Symposiums and Events; Recommended Reading; and Science and Education News.

Visit the AAPT NEWS Archive for past issues of AAPT News and recent issues of the eNNOUNCER.

American Journal of Physics (AJP)

The American Journal of Physics, published 12 times per year, is geared to an advanced audience, primarily at the college level. Contents include novel approaches to laboratory and classroom instruction, insightful articles on topics in classical and modern physics apparatus notes, historical or cultural topics, and book reviews. Subscriptions include the entire AJP backfile.

The Physics Teacher (TPT)

The Physics Teacher, published nine times per year, focuses on teaching introductory physics at all levels. Contents include tutorial papers, articles on pedagogy, current research or news in physics, articles on history and philosophy, and biographies. Columns feature demonstrations, apparatus, and book reviews. Three free articles and other features per issue are available to share. Subscriptions include the entire TPT backfile.

Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research

AAPT is pleased to cosponsor Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, a peer reviewed electronic-only journal. This journal is distributed free of charge and in conjunction with APS.

Interactions: across physics and education (discontinued)

Interactions was an experimental publication that resulted in the publishing of 5 issues spanning 2006-2008. Below are PDFs of these issues.

AAPT Physics Store

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