The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry A  
JPCA cover.jpg
April 2004 cover
DisciplinePhysical chemistry
Edited byGeorge C. Schatz
Publication details
History1896 to present
American Chemical Society (United States)
2.836 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Phys. Chem. A
ISSN1089-5639 (print)
1520-5215 (web)

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.

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 The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (solid state, soft matter, liquids, etc.). Beginning in 2007, the latter underwent a further split, with The Journal of Physical Chemistry C now being dedicated to nanotechnology, molecular electronics, and related subjects.


Popular culture[edit]

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

See also[edit]


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