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Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie

International journal of research in physical chemistry and chemical physics

Editor In Chief: Klaus Rademann
Your benefits:
  • Ideal forum for new ideas and particular needs
  • Well-balanced combination of subjects
  • Accurate quantitative descriptions of chemical processes
  • Modern developments of mechanisms and mathematical models
  • Combined chemical-material experience and physical measurement methodology
  • Broad range of contributions of mainly experimental character
  • Rigorous peer-review
  • Short review times

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.


  • reaction kinetics
  • spectroscopy
  • surface research
  • electrochemistry
  • thermodynamics
  • structure analysis

Article formats
Original paper, review paper

> Information on submission process

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Wilhelm Ostwald, who established Physical Chemistry as a special discipline, founded the journal in 1887 together with Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff. 1954 Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie was separated into an East German and a West German Edition. The two editions were reunited in 1991.

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You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/zpc/default.aspx and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
  • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions and no page charges
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support
Submission process
  • All manuscripts have to be submitted online at http://zpc.edmgr.com (after registration you will receive a password which allows you to track all your contributions)
  • Before submitting your manuscript please check our Instructions for Authors
  • You will be guided through the submission process step by step by the manuscript submission interface
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
A complete manuscript contains:
  • the manuscript title
  • the authors complete names (without abbreviations)
  • the institute where the work was carried out with full address
  • the name and the full address (incl. e-mail address) of the author who is responsible for all correspondence regarding the contribution
  • up to five keywords which characterize the content of the paper
  • an abstract
  • a running title with up to 50 letters for the page headlines
  • the manuscript body, including tables and list of references, figures may be embedded into the text, but nevertheless need to provided in high quality separately
For submission
  • the complete manuscript
  • the figures
  • a statement of origin and a copyright agreement
  • a cover letter giving a brief motivation for the work are required
Please note
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP  may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Editor in Chief

Prof. Dr. Klaus Rademann (Editor-in-Chief)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Abel (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Nadja Bigall, Hannover (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Gerd Buntkowsky (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich K. Deiters (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Graf, Darmstadt (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Paul Heitjans (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Rolf Hempelmann (Editor)
PD Dr. Lang, Ulm (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Maier (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Olzmann (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Eckart Rühl (Editor)
Prof. Dr. M. Schnell (Editor)
Prof. Dr. Roland Winter (Editor)

Honorary Editor

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl

International Regional Editors
Prof. Dr. Peter Dowben (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
Prof. Fei Qi (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
Dr. Vikram Singh Raghuwanshi (Monash University, Victoria, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Richard O’Hair (University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Suresh Valiyaveettil (National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore)

Journal Editor

Birgit Zoglmeier
De Gruyter, Rosenheimer Str. 143, 81671 München
Tel: +49 89 76902-426
Fax: +49 89 76902-491

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