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Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A is a scientific journal which reports research on the chemistry of molecules - including their dynamics, spectroscopy, kinetics, structure, bonding, and quantum chemistry. It is published weekly by the American Chemical Society.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A  
JPCA cover.jpg
April 2004 cover
Discipline Physical chemistry
Language English
Edited by George C. Schatz
Publication details
Publication history
1896 to present
American Chemical Society (United States)
Frequency Weekly
Standard abbreviations
J. Phys. Chem. A
CODEN jpcafh
ISSN 1089-5639 (print)
1520-5215 (web)

Prior to 1997 the title was simply Journal of Physical Chemistry. Owing to the ever-growing amount of research in the area, in 1997 the journal was split into Journal of Physical Chemistry A (molecular theoretical and experimental physical chemistry) and Journal of Physical Chemistry B (solid state, soft matter, liquids, etc.). Beginning in 2007, the latter underwent a further split, with Journal of Physical Chemistry C now being dedicated to the burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, molecular electronics, and related subjects.



Popular CultureEdit

The Big Bang Theory character, Sheldon Cooper, fictionally appeared on the cover of one of the journals.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Schatz, G. C. (2005). "New Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Physical Chemistry A and B". J. Phys. Chem. A. ACS Publications. 109 (1): 1. Bibcode:2005JPCA..109....1S. doi:10.1021/jp040657x.