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Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie (ZPC)


Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie - ZPC 


A journal with history in physical chemistry


Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie (ZPC), founded in 1887, covers the main developments in physical chemistry with emphasis on experimental and theoretical research. It represents a combination of reaction kinetics and spectroscopy, quantum theory, surface research and electrochemistry, thermodynamics and structure analysis of matter in its various conditions.

Short times for peer review and publication can be guaranteed for high quality submissions.

Here’s a brief overview of some milestones in its history:


Wilhelm Ostwald, who established Physical Chemistry as a special discipline, founds the "Zeitschrift für physikalische Chemie, Stöchiometrie und Verwandtschaftslehre“ under the umbrella of the publishing house Wilhelm Engelmann together with his co-editor Jacobus van't Hoff.


The journal is renamed into Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, a new numeration of the volumes is defined. The journal covers topics like reaction kinetics, spectroscopy, surface research, electrochemistry , thermodynamics, structure analysis.


Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie was separated into an East German and a West German Edition.

As of 1979

The West German Edition appears with the english subtitle International journal of research in physical chemistry and chemical physics and publishes german and english language articles.


The two editions were reunited. Since then the publication language is English only.