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.
The most recent impact factor of the journal is 2.918 (2007). In 2004, the journal received an impact factor of 2.639, which ranked it third out of 106 journals in the Physical Chemistry category.
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,...). 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.
List of Editors-in-chief
* 1896–1932 Wilder Dwight Bancroft, Joseph E. Trevor
* Journal of Physical Chemistry B
1. ^ Journal Citation Reports, 2007