Instructions for Authors
Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, founded in 1985, is sponsored by the Chinese Chemical Society and organized by the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. Since 1997, Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica has been indexed in SCI of ISI (US).
Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica is devoted to reporting new and original experimental and theoretical basic research of interest to physical chemists, biophysical chemists, and material physical chemists. Manuscripts that are essentially reporting data, applications of data, or reviews of the literature are not suitable for publication in Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica.
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Journal’s Web site: www.whxb.pku.edu.cn/journalx_wlhx_en/authorLogOn.action
All manuscripts must be accompanied by a Cover Letter that includes five specific points:
1) Manuscript title and Authors
2) Corresponding Author’s name, address, E-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers.
3) Designation of the Journal’s subject category that best fits the manuscript (see list under Sections of Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica)
4) Explanation of the manuscript’s significance, including its originality and its contribution to new knowledge in the field
5) List of at least three recommended Reviewers for the manuscript; include the address, telephone and fax numbers, and E-mail address for each suggested Reviewer.
For submission of hardcopy manuscripts, please contact the office at email@example.com.
Sections of Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica
1) THERMODYNAMICS, KINETICS, AND STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY (chemical equilibrium and thermodynamic parameters, calorimetry, nonequilibrium thermodynamics and dissipative structure, statistical thermodynamics, macrokinetics, molecular dynamics, ultrafast dynamics, excited states, solution chemistry, complex fluids, solution structure, atmospheric chemistry, dynamic structure, molecular structure, bulk structure, clusters, spectroscopy)
2) THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics, simulation methods and application, computational chemistry, chemical informatics)
3) ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND NEW ENERGY (electrode kinetics, interfacial electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemical surface science, material electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, nano-electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, corrosion electrochemistry)
4) COLLOID AND INTERFACE CHEMISTRY (Surfactant, dispersion system and rheological property, molecular assembly and aggregate, macromolecule, interface structure)
5) CATALYSIS AND SURFACE SCIENCE (heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, biomimetic catalysis, photocatalysis, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, membrane, surface structure, surface adsorption)
6) PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND RADIATION CHEMISTRY (photochemistry, photophysics, photographic chemistry, material photochemistry, plasma chemistry, radiation chemistry, optoelectronic devices)
7) BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (structure biophysical chemistry, Bio-photoelectric chemistry and thermodynamics, kinetics of life process)
8) PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS (nano and meso structure, nanometer material, nanometer science, Physicochemical property of materials)
1 Communications must contain original and highly significant results in physical chemistry and high novelty warrants rapid publication. It is expected that Communications will be 3000-4000 words in length. Authors should supply with their submission a justification of why the work merits urgent publication as a Communication.
2 Perspectives are intended to be a critical analysis of a topic of current exciting interest, with an emphasis toward identifying key advances being made or/and potential challenges ahead. Perspectives may also advocate a controversial position or present a speculative hypothesis. It is expected that Perspectives will be about 4000 words in length and contain no more than 50 references. Photographs and brief biographies (max 100 words) for each author of the Perspective must be included.
3 Feature Articles are concise and clear summaries of the most recent activity of the author and his/her group. The author should provide a clear, concise, and critical status report of the field as an introduction to the article. The author’s own contribution and its relationship to other work in the field should constitute the main body of the article. Controversies, if they exist, should also be outlined. Possible future directions and the significance of the research area to the field of physical chemistry should be pointed out. It is expected that Feature Articles will be about 6000 words in length and contain no more than 50 references. Photographs and brief biographies (max 100 words) for each author of the Feature Article must be included.
4 Reviews are strictly reviews of active and rapidly changing physical chemistry fields. The content should be based on the author’s own research work. It is expected that Reviews will be more than 10000 words in length and contain more than 100 references. Photographs and brief biographies (max 100 words) for each author of the Reviews must be included.
5 Articles should report original research that is expected to have a definable impact on the field of physical chemistry. Full papers based on Communications are encouraged provided that they represent a substantial extension of the original material. Manuscripts should cover the research with thoroughness and clarity, and yet be as concise as possible. Virtually there are no restrictions on the length of the manuscript.
6 Highlights include brief summaries and scholarly comments on recent research achievements in physical chemistry, with emphasis on contributions of Chinese scientists. It is expected that Highlights will be less than 1000 words in length and contain no more than 10 references. No abstract, keywords, introduction and conclusion are required.
Manuscripts must be prepared using accepted word-processing software, and all parts must be double-spaced. All pages must be numbered consecutively starting with the title page and including tables and figures. A standard font, in a size of 11 points or greater, must be used.
The various sections of the manuscript should be assembled in the following sequence:
Title and Authorship
Abstract and Keywords
Results and Discussion
Tables and Figures are inserted in the corresponding space of the text
Supporting Information Description
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The Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica Copyright Form must be completed and signed for each submitted manuscript. No substitute forms or attachments are acceptable. The form is a legal document; therefore, it must be signed as is. The signed form must be sent to the Editor assigned to the manuscript either by mail or by fax. For questions about the form or about signing the form, contact the Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica Copyright Office at +8610-62751724 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.