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Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Abbreviated title Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. or PCCP
Discipline Chemistry
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
Publication history 1999 to present. Predecessor journals: Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions (1990-1998); Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1: Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases (1972-1989), Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics (1972-1989); Journal of the Chemical Society A: Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical (1966-1971); Transactions of the Faraday Society (1905-1971)
Impact factor
on JCR (year)
2.519 (2005)
2.076 (2004)
1.959 (2003)
1.838 (2002)
1.787 (2001)
ISSN 1463-9076 (print)
1463-9084 (web)
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Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original (primary) research and review articles on any aspect of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. It is published weekly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of fourteen participating societies.

Philip Earis is the editor of PCCP and the present chairman of the Editorial Board is Bert Weckhuysen, Professor in Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. The Editorial Board comprises leading international scientists who meet regularly to discuss all scientific matters concerned with the Journal; in particular the standards necessary for the acceptance of papers for publication, the standards of refereeing, and ways and means of acquiring suitable papers for publication.

PCCP replaced Faraday Transactions in 1999; it continues a close association with the Faraday Division of the RSC and the unique Faraday Discussions meetings and publications.

PCCP has an impact factor of 2.892 and an immediacy index of 0.866.[1]

Biophysical chemistry is a rapidly expanding area of physical chemistry, and biophysical papers are an important part of PCCP. PCCP has been selected by the US National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE, thereby increasing its visibility to the biophysical and biological communities. Significant and newsworthy articles appearing in PCCP are also featured in the RSC supplements Chemical Science, Chemical Technology and Chemical Biology. PCCP hosts the RSC publication, Chemical Science.


Owner societies

PCCP is run by an Ownership Board, on which all the member societies have equal representation. The fourteen participating Societies are: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie, Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, Israel Chemical Society, Kemisk Forening, Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging, Norsk Kjemisk Selskap, Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne, Real Sociedad Española de Química, Royal Society of Chemistry, Società Chimica Italiana, Suomen Kemian Seura - Kemisk Sällskapet I Finland, Svenska Kemistsamfundet, the Swiss Chemical Society and the Türkiye Kimya Dernegi.

Subject coverage

PCCP publishes articles on the following topics
biophysical chemistry
chemisorption and heterogeneous catalysis
colloid and interface science
computational biology
computational chemistry and molecular dynamics
energy transfer and relaxation processes
gas-phase kinetics and dynamics
laser-induced chemistry
liquids and solutions
materials science
molecular beam kinetics and spectroscopy
photochemistry and photophysics
physical chemistry of macromolecules and polymers
physisorption and chromatographic science
quantum chemistry and molecular structure
radiation chemistry
reactions in condensed phases
solid-state chemistry (microstructures and dynamics)
spectroscopy of molecules and gas-phase complexes
spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and quantum theory of the condensed phase
statistical mechanics of gaseous molecules and complexes
surface science
zeolites and ion-exchange phenomena

Article types

PCCP publishes the following types of articles: Research Papers (which contain original scientific work that has not been published previously); Invited Articles (which are high profile review articles of interest to a broad readership and are commissioned by the PCCP Editorial Board); Communications (which contain original scientific work that has not been published previously and is of an urgent nature); and Comments (which are a medium for the discussion and exchange of scientific opinions, normally concerning material published in PCCP).


Research workers in the fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry in both academic institutions and industry.

See also


  1. ^ Journal Citation Reviews, 2007
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